SEDA Manufacturing Center, Savannah, GA

719-Acre Property Set To Become Area’s First Manufacturing Center

Since 2017, Hussey Gay Bell has been working with SEDA to design Phase I infrastructure for its GRAD-certified 740-acre Phase I tract of its new manufacturing park on Old River Road in west Chatham County.  Phase I consists of all infrastructure and site development for 740-acres which is master planned for between 3.25 million and 3.5 million square feet of industrial building space at full build-out.  Future Phase II will consist of additional infrastructure and site development for 925+ acres master planned for approximately 6 million square feet of industrial building space at full build-out.

Hussey Gay Bell’s Phase I responsibilities consist of overall water and sewer utilities master planning and design, permitting, site design support including grading and erosion control design, surveying and construction administration.  Specifically, Hussey Gay Bell’s scope of work included master planning, design and permitting of all onsite utilities and infrastructure including a 16” water main, 8” gravity sewer main, 24” force main, 1.0 MGD elevated storage tank, 2,000 GPM well and two lift stations including one regional lift station serving a remote portion of the site and one multi-phased 2,500 GPM master pump station with provision to expand to 5,300 GPM to serve the 740-acre site.

In 2019, McLendon Enterprises, Inc. was awarded an $8.3 million contract to construct Phase IA which includes all grading and sitework, access and site roads and on-site utilities.

Phase 1A construction estimated to be completed in 2020.  Phase IB construction will be bid separately and include the new 1.0 MGD elevated storage tank and 2,000 GPM well in addition to the off-site utilities which are being bid separately.

Of $30 million budget, $11 million has been spent or encumbered (contracts awarded) as work progresses toward mid-summer 2019 opening.

SEDA Savannah Manufacturing Center
Savannah, GA

Set to become the Savannah area’s first manufacturing center, the 719-acre property, which is in close proximity to both the Georgia Ports Authority and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, is master planned for between 3.25 million and 3.5 million square-feet of industrial building space.