Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, recently completed a 197,000 square foot manufacturing facility at 1801 S. Rollie Ave. in Fort Lupton, for Basalite, one of the largest suppliers of concrete masonry products in western North America. The plant was built to manufacture concrete masonry units and pavers. Ware Malcomb’s Denver and Pleasanton teams provided civil, architectural and interior design services for the project. Construction of the project was led by general contractor Murray and Stafford.
The state-of-the-art manufacturing plant houses equipment up to 50 feet high with 60 foot ceilings in some areas. The project includes approximately 9,000 square feet of office space including a lobby, conference rooms, breakout rooms and a computer room. Related works at the site included a waste area, crushing stockpile area and off-site product storage. Additionally, Ware Malcomb’s civil engineering team designed a unique stormwater management system using retention ponds to address the lack of drainage on the property.
“This remarkable project was unique in that we used Basalite’s own materials and equipment in the process,” said Jim Terry, Ware Malcomb’s office manager in Pleasanton. “The entire design of the site and facilities speaks to the quality of their products and services, and we are proud to have partnered with them to bring it to life.”
“Our civil engineering team used Basalite’s permeable paving product to pave the office parking lot for a unique detention solution,” said Tom Jansen, Ware Malcomb’s Denver office manager. “It was a successful collaboration between all project team members involved, and in particular our Ware Malcomb Denver and Pleasanton offices working together seamlessly across the country.”