VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): Stirling Capital Investments today announced construction has commenced on a 444,740-square-foot industrial facility at Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC), the 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 60 million square feet of development in Victorville.
A 211,000-square-foot pre-lease commitment for the new facility was secured from a national manufacturer which kicked off the project, and the remainder of the facility is now committed to a second multi-national tenant who will utilize the 233,740-square-foot space for regional and national distribution of their products.
The new development underscores Stirling Capital Investments collaboration with local and regional government to establish the Inland Empire’s High Desert as a regional manufacturing hub as well as their continued efforts alongside the City of Victorville to attract top-tier businesses to Southern California Logistics Centre.
“We are thrilled to be constructing another major phase of the redevelopment of the George Air Force Base,” said Brian D. Parno, Chief Operating Officer for Stirling Development. “With occupancy in our three million square feet of existing development exceeding 99 percent, we were poised for another expansion. The emergence of our project as a prime commercial and manufacturing hub will prove to be a huge benefit to the city and High Desert region which will continue to payoff for many years into the future.”
The official site groundbreaking occurred in January and construction of the new facility is currently underway. Full completion and occupancy is anticipated in the fall of this year. The state-of-the-art facility sits on 21.7 acres and includes quality features such as energy efficient LED warehouse lighting with motion sensors, abundant natural daylighting from skylights, cross-dock design, 32-foot clear height, ESFR fire protection, secured full concrete truck courts and ample power.
“When we commenced construction, we immediately witnessed very strong demand for new space. With the full lease up and success of this new facility now secured, we have begun exploring additional development opportunities in order to meet that demand later this year,” added Parno.
“Together with Stirling, we are pleased to see that Victorville’s investment in major public infrastructure programs at the Southern California Logistics Airport is yielding a continued attraction of world-class companies, looking to do business cost-effectively and increase local employment opportunities for our residents, said Gloria Garcia, Mayor of the City of Victorville.”
“The County of San Bernardino is pleased to be collaborating with Stirling in the effort to attract manufacturers and higher paying jobs to the High Desert,” said Robert A. Lovingood, Vice Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. “We believe that the benefits of our regional labor force and strategic location, combined with the utilities and state-of-the-art real estate solutions provided by Stirling will continue to be major drivers of manufacturers moving into the area.”
Stirling Capital Investments has developed over three million square feet of Class A industrial space at SCLC. Build-to-suit opportunities ranging from 50,000 square feet to over 1,000,000 square feet are readily available with flexibility, expansion, expedited timing and environmentally conscious features in mind. SCLC along with the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) and the Southern California Rail Complex (SCRC) – which together make up Global Access Victorville – have generated approximately 2,400 of jobs in the region.
(San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Press Release)