Fenton Logistics Park Taking Shape with BJC Build-Out

March 2, 2018

Kadean Construction, one of the fastest growing companies in the greater St. Louis region, has started building out Fenton Logistics Park Building I for BJC HealthCare’s Clinical Asset Management division, it was announced .

Kadean is finishing 80,000 square feet of the interior of a new 160,000-square-foot tilt-up building to serve as a warehouse for surplus supplies and equipment that may be redistributed among BJC affiliates or donated to nonprofit organizations, said Kadean President Mike Eveler.

Kadean’s work includes constructing new offices and common areas, such as a break room and dining area, installing new electrical service and mechanical systems, and lighting upgrades in the warehouse area, Eveler said.

Kadean Project Manager Travis Mulder, who oversees Kadean’s medical construction division, said the project will employ 15 subcontractors performing a wide range of trade work on the building’s interior. He said BJC’s Clinical Asset Management division currently is located nearby in smaller facilities but has outgrown its current space and will move into the new building upon completion of the work in May.

Fenton Logistics Park Building I will be a multi-tenant building with one other lease signed at this time with Alkem Laboratories, a Mumbai, India-based pharmaceutical company, will occupy about 32,000 square feet, said Scott Rakonick, senior project manager with Clayton-based KP Development, which is developing the business park on the site of the former Chrysler Plant in Fenton. 

Two additional 160,000-square-foot buildings are currently under construction in the logistics park, and another two are planned by the end of the year, Rakonick said. In all, as many as 20 retail, hotel, commercial, and light industrial buildings are planned for the 295-acre site.

Kadean, which was founded in 1963, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting in the medical, senior living, retail, commercial, and industrial sectors.

In addition to major construction projects in recent years for BJC HealthCare at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and other major medical facilities, Kadean also has recently constructed tilt-up distribution and warehouse facilities in Aviator Business Park, Hazelwood, MO, the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL, and KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre in Kansas City, MO.

Kadean also specializes in building surgical centers across the country, as well as quality independent and assisted senior living and memory care facilities in the greater St. Louis and Kansas City regions.

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