Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Birmingham Metro

Last Updated Aug. 29, 2023

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For the distribution and logistics business, times are crucial: competitors offer better and better delivery times, and whoever does not innovate risks being devoured by the market's demands. A property must have an outstanding feature to run in the same league as the most modern competitors, the Dock-High Loading Docks; this type of loading dock levels the height between the warehouses and the truck, which translates into much faster loading and unloading times and optimization of the processes within the warehouse. Suppose you are looking for a warehouse for logistics or distribution or a manufacturing facility that needs to load and unload raw and processed materials constantly. In that case, it is best to take notice of elevated docks when renting or buying property in Birmingham.


Photo of a large dock-high loading facility.This is actually a pretty loaded question (pun intended if you like). At a very basic level, Dock-High docks are used to simplify getting "stuff" into and out of a building - generally from or to a truck trailer ... or train car. One of our more popular articles provides a definition of Dock-High loading. The main alternative is grade-level building access - i.e. being able to drive into a building so that the "stuff" you work with can be lifted from and onto whatever you are using to transport your "stuff." "Stuff" can mean anything from raw materials to finished goods, supplies, tools, tooling, etc., etc.. Size and weight are big factors in deciding which of these two methods of moving "stuff" into and out of your building is used - with bigger and heavier stuff tending to be grade-level, and lighter and smaller tending to be dock-high. There is also the issue of whether the stuff you are transferring needs to be well protected from the elements including during the loading and unloading process. There are always exceptions, and much is likely being left out. Docks are seen attached to many types of buildings - manufacturing, R&D, Distribution, Storage, etc. The measure of how many docks you need is tied directly to how much "stuff" you need to move into and out of your building/space in a given time period (also a complex calculation). That's a fairly simple, conceptual discussion of Dock-High dock uses. Also, now that we've compared and contrasted dock-high vs. grade-loading, note in the above photo that most (nearly all?) buildings need to have a bit of grade loading in any case. Read on for some discussion of more detailed issues surrounding Dock-High docks.

Since docks and loading/unloading is an important issue, we have several articles on the topic. Aside from the links in the section above, we have Warehouse Loading Types, Dock-Well - Picture with Definition, Side-Load Dock Well - Picture with Definition, Dock-High Loading - Convert an Existing FacilityExterior Elevated Dock - Picture with Definition and Dock-Leveler - Picture with Definition. The above are all links. If you have an interest, bon appétit. We'll likely be adding other articles on issues like Environmental Control during loading and unloading, Fork Lifts, etc., and we'll do our best to update this as pertinent items are added to the site. We spend a good deal of time on this and related content, and expect to continue to do so.

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Survey Item 1 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
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I-65, exit 231
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 18
Maximum: 28
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 103250
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Freezer/Cooler
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Rail Served
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Crane Served
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Sprinklered
Further Description * 103,250 SF Building Size
* 5.39 AC Lot Size
* Built 2007
* 28' Clear Height
* 10" Warehouse Floor
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 18 Exterior Dock Doors
* Security System
* Freezer/Cooler Space
* Rail spur
* Amps: 1,200 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

A concrete-tilt-up building stands on a 5.39 AC lot with an EDPM roof, 10'' concrete floor, drive-in and dock-high doors. Space was divided into a 2,500 SF 35° cooler room, a 2,500 SF of -20° freezer room, a 10,000 SF 55° conditioned storage, a 3,250 SF -20° freezer room, 3,500 SF office space, 38,250 SF outbound dry storage with 24' to 28' clear height and 40,000 SF in-bound dry storage with a clear height of 18' to 24'. The facility also features 3-Phase, 1,200A, 480V electrical service, backup generator, 100% Security camera coverage, fully sprinklered, underground storm-water detention system and a guard shack. Additionally, it has a 190' CSX rail spur inside the building, two concrete fenced truck courts and electronic access control system.

Survey Item 2 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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I-65
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Lakeshore Drive junction
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 515000
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
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Grade Level Access
Further Description * ±142,446 SF Building Size
* ±29.00 AC Lot Size
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* Built 1972
* 20' Clear Height
* 48 Exterior Dock Doors
* 124 Standard Parking Spaces
* 42 Drive-In Bays
* 9 Levelers
* I1 Zoning

This concrete tilt-up building with a size of 142,446 SF and a clear height of 20 feet is situated in the I1 zone. Dock-high and drive-in loading is available and has 124 standard parking spaces.

Survey Item 3 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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I-65
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Oxmoor Road
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3800
Total Square Feet
Actual: 24000
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Grade Level Access
Further Description * 24,000 SF Building Size
* 2.76 AC Lot Size
* Built 1973
* Metal Constructed
* C5 Zoning
* 16' Clear Height
* T-5 Lighting
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 2 Exterior Dock Doors
* 1 Leveler
* 16 Standard Parking Spaces
* Dock High Loading
* Fully Insulated
* Well landscaped
* Fenced Loading area
* 3-Phase, 240V, 800 Amp electrical service

The building's floor space is 24,000 square feet, and its lot size is 2.76 acres. Developed in 1973 and metal was used throughout its construction. The building has full insulation, a drive-in bay with a drive-in height of 16 feet, two outside dock doors, and one leveler. It has a 3-phase, 240V, 800 Amp electrical service, and a T-5 lighting. It also includes an office of 3,800 square feet plus well-kept landscaping and a fenced-in loading area. Along with a yard with ample parking and a gated loading area.

Survey Item 4 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
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Lakeshore Parkway
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DG Distribution Center
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Amazon Final Mile
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FedEx Distribution
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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 32
Office Square Feet
Actual: 5750
Total Square Feet
Actual: 187200
Property Feature Keywords
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Esfr/High Pile
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Freestanding
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Sprinklered
Further Description * 187,200 SF Building Area
* 22.00 AC Lot Size
* Built 2022
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* I3 Zoning
* LED lighting
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 32' Clear Height
* 14 Levelers
* 33 Exterior Dock Doors
* 156 Standard Parking Spaces
* 54’ W x 50’ D Column Spacing
* 624’ W x 300’ D Building Dimensions
* Amps: 1,500 Volts: 480 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This distribution building was just recently constructed offers with approximately 187,200 SF building size and is situated in the I3 zone. The building includes an office area with a size of 5,750 SF and the distribution space features 32’ clear height, 54’ W x 50’ D column spacing, equipped 9'x10' dock high doors w/ seals, a 35,000 lb dock levelers, and 12’ x 14’ motorized drive-in loading doors. The structure has a dimension of 624’ W x 300 with a concrete tilt wall. Serve with a 480V; 1500 Amp; 3 Phase power, K-17 ESFR sprinkler system, and motion sensing LED lighting.

Survey Item 5 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
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I-20
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 27
Maximum: 35
Office Square Feet
Actual: 7293
Total Square Feet
Actual: 265688
Property Feature Keywords
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Multi-Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Yard
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Freezer/Cooler
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Grade Level Access
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Sprinklered
Further Description * 66,625 SF Industrial Space
* 6.80 AC Lot Size
* Built 1966
* M1 Zoning
* 1 Drive-In Bays
* Dry Sprinkler System
* 7,293 SF office space
* 27’ - 35’ Clear Height
* Metal Halide Lighting
* 35 Standard Parking Spaces
* (12) 8' x 9' Dock-high doors
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed

This property is situated on a 6.80-acre lot that was built in 1966, adhering to M-1 zoning regulations. It has a total area of 265,688 square feet, thoughtfully divided into substantial units, with a combined offering of 66,625 square feet of industrial space. It is constructed with durable Reinforced Concrete and equipped with a Dry Sprinkler System for fire safety. The current lighting system makes use of metal-halide fixtures. It features a Clear Height ranging from 27 to 35 feet and one Drive-In Bay. In terms of parking, there are 35 Standard Parking Spaces available on site. The 12 Dock-High Doors each measure 8' x 9', offering easy access for shipping and receiving. Additionally, the property has 7,293 square feet of office space.

Survey Item 6 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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I-65, West Oxmoor Road and Lakeshore Parkway
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 24
Office Square Feet
Actual: 1000
Total Square Feet
Actual: 231435
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Multi-Tenant
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Dock Loading
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Yard
Further Description * 115,108 SF Industrial Space
* 11.00 AC Lot Size
* Built 1991
* 22 Levelers
* Cross Docks
* M-1 Zoning
* 5 Drive-In Bays
* 24' Clear Height
* 1,000 SF Office Space
* 64 Exterior Dock Doors
* 40’ x 50’ Column Spacing
* 145 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed

This property was built in 1991 on 11 acres using reinforced concrete construction. It has a building area of 231,435 square feet, is subdivided into multiple units, and currently offers 115,108 square feet of industrial space that adheres to M-1 zoning regulations. The facility features attributes like a clearance height of 24 feet, five drive-in bays, twenty-two levelers, column spacing measuring 40 by 50 feet, a remarkable count of 64 exterior dock doors, including cross docks, as well as 145 standard parking spaces. Moreover, there is an office space of 1,000 square feet included within the premises.

Survey Item 7 of 7 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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Shelby West Corporate Park
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I-65
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Exit 234 interchange
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 30
Office Square Feet
Actual: 5780
Total Square Feet
Actual: 250000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Multi-Tenant
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Keyword Selection
Yard
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Esfr/High Pile
Keyword Selection
Heavy Power
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Sprinklered
Further Description * 116,563 SF Industrial Space
* 16.12 AC Lot Size
* Built 2005
* M-1 Zoning
* 100% HVAC
* Heavy power
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 5,780 SF office
* 150’ Truck Court
* 30' Clear Height
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 25 Exterior Dock Doors
* Double row car parking
* 54’ x 43’ Column Spacing
* (25) 9’ x 10’ dock-high doors
* (1) 14’ x 16’ grade level door
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed
* Trailer parking available in truck court

This property sits on a lot measuring 16.12 acres and was constructed in 2005. It has a building size of 250,000 square feet and is made of reinforced concrete. The facility offers multi-occupancy and presently has 116,563 square feet of industrial space within M-1 zoning guidelines. The facility comes with notable features such as a spacious 150-foot truck court, an ESFR sprinkler system, a clearance height of 30 feet, a single drive-in bay, column spacing measuring 54 by 43 feet, and a total of 25 exterior dock doors. The parking setup consists of double-row car parking, and there's also trailer parking available in the truck court. The loading dock area features 25 dock-high doors measuring 9 by 10 feet each, along with an additional grade-level door measuring 14 by 16 feet. The facility has complete HVAC coverage, robust power capacity, and 5,780 square feet of office space.

Dock-High is really an aspect, or feature of a warehouse. It's quite common, and we chose it as the primary aspect for which you might be searching. There are other ways to search for this type of property or space. A few of these are listed below:

  • Cross-Dock Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Distribution Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Fulfillment Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Pick, Pack and Ship Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale
  • Package Handling Warehouse for Lease, Rent, or Sale

There are many more options for searching for this type of property/space. There are also a number of issues we can help you with that are not mentioned elsewhere - things like:

  • Free Trade Zone Access (FTZ)
  • Shipping Ports
  • Airport Hubs
  • Dock-High
  • Dock-Well
  • Rail Service
  • Etc.

There are a number of cities included in the Birmingham Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Birmingham, Alabaster, Bessemer, Pelham, Trussville, Helena, Gardendale, Jasper, Pell City, & Calera.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Birmingham Metro Area home page. You can navigate directly to the link on your Metro Home Page using the In-Page link for "Service Area Summary." This list includes all of the Cities and Towns of which we are aware in the Metro Area. Each City and Town listed is also a link to detailed statistics about that specific place drawn from various Census Bureau reports.

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