Context Design Group completed the full design for Global Automotive Partner’s (GAP) new facility in Duncan, SC. The facility encompasses a 150,000 SF of flexible area that may be utilized for multiple functions to satisfy the Owner’s changing requirements along with a 12,000 SF office area housing their North American headquarters and operations center.
GAP is a primary sequencer for major automotive manufacturers, including BMW, VW/AUDI & Daimler. Sequencing processes vary per client, including warehousing, sorting, and some light assembly. The facility’s design provides the necessary infrastructure to allow for internal functions 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.