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If you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent, Birmingham, you've come to the right place. In this article, we cover three key topics, including:

  • An overview of dock-high warehousing.
  • An offer of our professional services to help you identify and acquire your next warehouse of any type, including Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in Birmingham, from the best listed and unlisted sources. It's what we do!
  • A few examples of properties - like the ones in this category - in the form of a survey. That level of information and more would be a part of the search we would conduct for your specific requirements. Skip directly to the search/survey section for this page.

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Birmingham Metro. Our Birmingham Metro affiliate broker has extensive experience with Dock High Warehouse, having leased and sold existing properties and worked with developers on build-to-suit spaces for lease. These spaces come in many shapes and sizes, and we've performed a search for this article that covers small- to medium-sized spaced for lease or rent in the Birmingham Metro. That survey/search is summarized in this article. We are ready, willing, and able to conduct a comprehensive search for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Birmingham Metro and meeting your specific requirements. Read on for more detail about the characteristics of Dock High Warehouse, as well as the results of our search for this article.

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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.

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.

When a client asks us to help them search for a property to meet their needs for a Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent in Birmingham, we go to the best listing services and to our fellow Commercial Real Estate brokers to pull together all the information available for properties meeting the stated client requirements. We validate the information to be provided - likely by talking directly with the selling or leasing brokers - and then help our clients go through this information to help them select the best fit properties, from which the client would select properties they wish to tour. We are posting an abbreviated version of a search we've either performed for another client, or one we've performed particularly for this article. We call the information provided in this article a "Survey," and we'd love to turn this survey into a full set of search results based upon your requirements! If you don't see a survey in the next section, it just means we haven't gotten around to it yet. If you need this type of property, please do let us know and we'll contact you to get started. The search we perform for you will include most or all categories you see here, plus information about pricing, other expenses, availability, and anything we can find regarding other requirements you provide for your use case. We would provide all of this, along with any available flyers, photos, and detailed information regarding each property.

This standard brokerage service is provided at no cost to you as it is ordinarily included in the transaction and paid for by the seller or landlord.

Survey Item 1 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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I-59
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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
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Finley Avenue
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I-65
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I-20
Property Descriptions
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4000
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 57000
Property Feature Keywords
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Sprinklered
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Rail Served
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * Built 1956
* Metal Construction
* ±57,000 SF Building Size
* ±28.00 AC Lot Size
* Wet Sprinkler System
* 20’ Clear Height
* 12 Exterior Dock Doors
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* M1 Zoning

The facility has a total building area of 57,000 SF including 4,000 SF of dedicated office space. The structure was built from metal with a clear height of 20 feet. It has 12 dock-high loading doors, 1 drive-in door and Norfolk Southern Rail Access.

Survey Item 2 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
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FedEx Distribution
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Amazon Final Mile
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DG Distribution Center
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Lakeshore Parkway
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 32
Office Square Feet
Actual: 5750
Total Square Feet
Actual: 187200
Property Feature Keywords
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Sprinklered
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Esfr/High Pile
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * Built 2022
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* ±187,200 SF Building Size
* ±22.00 AC Lot Size
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* Motion-sensing LED lighting
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 14 Levelers
* 33 Exterior Dock Doors
* 56 Standard Parking Spaces
* Power Supply - Amps: 1,500 Volts: 480 Phase: 3
* 156 car parking spaces
* I3 Zoning


This Distribution Building was just recently constructed with approximately 187,200 SF building size, situated in the I3 zone. The warehouse includes an office area with a size of totals 5,750 SF and the distribution space features 32’ clear height, 54’ W x 50’ D column spacing (33) 9'x10' dock high doors w/ seals, (14) 35,000 lb dock levelers, and (2) 12’ x 14’ motorized drive-in loading doors. The structure was completed just this June 2022 and 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 3 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
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Lakeshore Parkway
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W Oxmoor Road
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I-65
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 28
Total Square Feet
Actual: 171160
Property Feature Keywords
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Sprinklered
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Esfr/High Pile
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Grade Level Access
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * Built 1991
* ±171,160 SF Building Size
* ±4.54 AC Lot Size
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 28’ Clear Height
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 26 Exterior Dock Doors
* 5 Drive-In Bays
* 17 Levelers
* 42 Standard Parking Spaces
* M-1 Zoning
* Subdivided: 33,000-79,200 SF

The building was built in 1991 and it is a concrete tilt-up bulk warehouse space that has a building area of 171,160 square feet. Features with ESFR Sprinkler System, 28’ clear height, 26 loading docks, 5 drive-in bays, 17 levelers and new space that has never been occupied.

Survey Item 4 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
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I-65 / I-20 / 59
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Birmingham Downtown
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 18
Total Square Feet
Actual: 245000
Property Feature Keywords
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Sprinklered
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Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * ±245,000 SF Building Size
* ±9.00 AC Lot Size
* Built 1965
* Masonry Construction
* 18' Clear Height
* Dry Sprinkler System
* M-1 Zoning
* 4 Levelers
* 20 Exterior Dock Doors
* 64 Standard Parking Spaces

The warehouse is situated in the M-1 zone with a building area of 245,000 SF. It has a two-stories office, 2 dock high doors, and a large fenced truck court. Also features new LED lighting, 18 feet clear ceiling height, 4 levelers, 20 exterior dock doors, and 64 standard parking spaces.

Survey Item 5 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Lakeshore Drive junction
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I-65
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Total Square Feet
Actual: 515000
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * ±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 6 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Industrial & Flex
Transaction Type Lease
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Keyword Selection
I-65
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 32
Office Square Feet
Actual: 14500
Total Square Feet
Actual: 575016
Property Feature Keywords
Keyword Selection
Sprinklered
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Esfr/High Pile
Keyword Selection
Grade Level Access
Keyword Selection
Dock Loading
Freeform Comments * 575,016 SF Building Size
* 31.56 AC Lot Size
* 14,500 SF Office Space
* Built 2006
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed
* 180’ Truck Court
* ESFR Sprinkler System
*Metal Halide Lighting
* 17 Loading Docks
* 2 Drive In Bay
* 32’ Clear Height
* 6” Warehouse Floor
* 62 Exterior Dock Doors
* 62 Levelers
* 165 Standard Parking Spaces
* 15 HVLS Fans
* 1 Grade-Level Door

This is a 225,496 SF Industrial building with a total lot size of 31.56 AC that was constructed in 2006. It has a clear height of 32 feet and flooring of 6". There are 2 drive-in bays, 62 levelers, 62 exterior dock doors, an ESFR sprinkler system and 165 standard parking spaces.

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