Context Design Group completed the full design for Global Automotive Partner’s (GAP) new facility in Duncan, SC. The facility encompasses a 150,000 s.f. flexible area that may be utilized for multiple uses that satisfy the Owner’s changing requirements along with a 12,000 s.f. office area housing their North American headquarters and operations.
GAP is a prime sequencer for major automotive manufacturers, including BMW locally. Their sequencing processes vary per client, including warehousing, sorting, and some light assembly. The facility’s design provides the necessary infrastructure to allow for these uses to change over time with virtually no required modifications to the facility itself. A pre-engineered structural system was utilized for cost efficiency in order to provide long clear-spans with minimal invasive structure within the interior of the building footprint. Full height precast walls make up the building envelope for durability, ability for infrastructure support, and also aesthetics responding to the surrounding environment.