PNK Group, international developer of industrial warehouse facilities, has broken ground on the first building at Southern Gateway at Lambert Farms, a speculative development located in McDonough, Georgia. The first building is a 1.1 million-square-foot cross-dock distribution facility with 40’ clear heights.

“The official groundbreaking of Southern Gateway at Lambert Farms demonstrates our commitment to create best-in-class environments for industrial warehouse users and the communities they serve,” said Mark Stiles, PNK’s U.S. Partner. “The project incorporates top employee experience amenities unparalleled to anything currently offered in the market. Globally, PNK is known for its progressive, high-quality developments, and Southern Gateway at Lambert Farms will serve as a showpiece for the kind of buildings PNK Group produces.”

Southern Gateway at Lambert Farms is a labor-focused development offering top-of-the-line employee amenities, superior construction and speed to market. The property will eventually total more than 3 million square feet including an adjacent 1.5 million-square-foot cross-dock building and two rear-load facilities totaling 358,000 square feet and 275,000 square feet. Pat Murphy, Ray Stache, Lisa Pittman and Tara Healy of Cushman & Wakefield have been retained as the leasing team for Southern Gateway at Lambert Farms.

“Southern Gateway at Lambert Farms will offer high-end amenities aimed toward employee attraction and retention that are traditionally found more in an office space than thought of for an industrial property,” Murphy said. “A 1.2-mile landscaped walking trail, a food truck court with recreational amenities and electric vehicle charging stations are just a few of the ways PNK is putting the employee top-of-mind.”

PNK Group is joined by a first-class project team to include Pattillo Construction Corp., Macgregor Architects & Associates, Eberly & Associates, Contour Engineering, Contour Environmental, Plateau Excavation, Inc., Martin Concrete, Lewis Electric, Georgia Power Company, Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint LLP, Newbanks Inc., Kitchens, Kelly & Gains LLP, Cushman & Wakefield, the Henry County Government, Civil Services and Economic Development Authority.