Dock High Warehouse for Sale - Birmingham Metro

Last Updated Oct. 8, 2023

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

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for sale 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 sale 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 sale 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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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 app├ętit. 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.

See the Survey Description Section for a contextual description of Surveys and for what they are used.

Survey Item 1 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Highway 79
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 34
Total Square Feet
Actual: 152000
Further Description * 152,000 SF Building Area
* 11.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built1 970
* City Water
* 24 Hour Access
* Class C Building
* Air Conditioning
* 34 FT Clear Height
* 0.39/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 10 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors

This property occupies a lot of 11 acres and boasts a total area of 152,000 square feet. The building is a one-story structure constructed in 1970. It falls under the classification of a Class C facility and provides a parking ratio of 0.39 spaces per 1,000 square feet. It features a 34-foot clear height, one dock-high door, and ten drive-in entrances. Additionally, the property provides 24-hour access, air conditioning, access to city water services, and includes a yard area.

Survey Item 2 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 49000
Further Description * 49,000 SF Building Area
* 61.00 AC Lot Size
* 1 Story
* Built 1900
* Class C Building
* Sale - Owner User
* Opportunity Zone
* 1 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* 1 Drive In / Grade-Level Door

This property is situated on a 61.00-acre lot with a total area of 49,000 square feet. It is a single-story structure that was built in 1900. It falls under the classification of a Class C building and includes amenities such as one dock-high door and one drive-in entrance. Additionally, it is within an Opportunity Zone.

Survey Item 3 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
East St N
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 27
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2250
Total Square Feet
Actual: 46240
Further Description * 46,240 SF Building Area
* 1.44 AC Lot Size
* Built 1955
* 1 Story
* Sale - Owner User
* Class C Building
* Single Tenancy
* 27' Clear Height
* 1 Dock-High Door/Loading
* 2 Drive In / Grade-Level Doors
* 0.17/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* Crane Served
* Fenced Yard

This building is equipped with 12-Ton, 10-Ton, 6-Ton, 3-Ton, 2-Ton, and 1-2 Ton jib cranes. It has grade-level and dock-high doors for loading access. Served with heavy electrical power with multiple 3-phase. The facility was developed in 1955 with a clear ceiling height of 27 feet and just last 2015 roof membrane was refurbished. It includes a fenced yard for outside storage.

Survey Item 4 of 4 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Keyword Selection
Hwy 78
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 30284
Further Description * 30,284 SF Building Area
* 0.94 AC Lot Size
* Built 1940
* Sale- Owner User
* Building Class C
* 2 Stories
* Single Tenancy
* 0.2/1,000 SF Parking Ratio
* 1 Dock-High Doors/Loading
* Opportunity Zone

This industrial facility with a single tenancy consists of two connecting buildings. Fist building was developed in 1940 with masonry construction then in 1980 a metal building on a concrete slab was added. It has two story levels where the first floor has 25,500 square feet and 4,784 square feet on the second floor. Both has drive-in and dock-high loading entrances.

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 Sale 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.

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Our job is to find a selection of Dock High Warehouses for Sale in the Birmingham Metro using all public and private information services along with our shoe leather and connections. This identification process is without financial obligation to you. Brokers make their money at closing, and these commissions are generally included in the lease and purchase price. To make contact with us, please use our chat widget at the bottom right of your screen, call the number at the top right of your screen, or go to our form page to send us your contact information and a summary of your requirement. For more information about our Birmingham Area Affiliate, and more about what we do for you, please visit our Birmingham Metro Area.

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