Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Charleston Metro

Last Updated July 7, 2024

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Charleston Metro. Our Charleston 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 Charleston 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 Charleston 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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Dock-High Loading docks are an essential element for industrial warehouses in this decade. More and more warehouses are being built or retrofitted with Dock-High Loading docks, as they are the best suited for loading and unloading goods. Whether you want to rent, lease, or buy these properties in Charleston, the market can offer you many properties for all your needs. Want to know more about these types of warehouses? Keep reading this post to learn everything you need about docks and industrial warehouses in Charleston.

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 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Charleston International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 25000
Further Description * 25,000 SF Building Size
* Divisible 12,500 SF
* Under construction
* Metal Construction
* Dock High doors
* Drive In doors
* Outside storage laydown yard

This upcoming property offers a 25,000 square foot building, constructed with durable metal, ensuring longevity and resilience. Designed with flexibility in mind, the space is divisible into two 12,500 square foot units, catering to various tenant needs. Currently under construction, the building is set to be delivered in the fall of 2024, providing brand new, state-of-the-art facilities for its occupants. The design includes both dock-high doors and drive-in doors, accommodating a wide range of logistical and operational requirements. Additionally, the property features an outside storage laydown yard, offering ample space for outdoor storage and easy access to materials and equipment.

Survey Item 2 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
close to SPAWAR
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 10096
Office Square Feet
Actual: 7430
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 16
Further Description * 10,096 SF Building Size
* 7,430 SF Office space
* 1.14 AC Lot Size
* Light Industrial Zoning
* Built 1987
* Masonry Construction
* Power Supply: 3 Phase
* 16 FT Clear Height
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* 28 Standard Parking Spaces

This standalone building spans 10,096 square feet and was constructed in 1987 with masonry. It sits on a 1.14-acre lot zoned for light industrial use. The property includes 7,430 square feet of dedicated office space, providing ample room for administrative functions. For operational efficiency, the building features three-phase 400-amp electrical service. It is equipped with one 10’ x 12’ dock-high door and one 12’ x 12’ drive-in door, facilitating versatile loading and unloading capabilities. Additionally, the property offers 28 standard parking spaces, ensuring sufficient parking for employees and visitors.

Survey Item 3 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Easy access to I-26 and I-52
Keyword Selection
Charleston International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 177521
Office Square Feet
Minimum: 1500
Maximum: 18000
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 19
Maximum: 24
Further Description * 177,521 SF Building Size
* Two Space Available
* Light Industrial Zoning
* Built 1972
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 1,500 & 18,000 Office Space
* 19 to 24 FT Clear Height
* Wet Sprinklered
* Sodium Lighting
* 480 Volt, 3 Phase Power Supply
* Dock High and Grade-level Access
* Parking Spaces Available

Constructed in 1972 with reinforced concrete, this building spans 177,521 square feet and supports multiple tenancies. It offers varying clear heights ranging from 19 feet to 24 feet and is equipped with a wet sprinkler system and sodium lighting for operational efficiency. The power supply is robust at 480 volts, 3-phase. There are two available spaces within the building: one comprising 51,541 square feet of industrial space, including 1,500 square feet dedicated to office use, featuring one drive bay and eight loading docks. The other space covers 125,980 square feet and includes up to 18,000 square feet of office space, five drive-in bays, and two loading docks. Also, ample parking for automobiles and includes 1 to 4 acres of laydown yard at the rear, offering additional flexibility for storage or operational needs.

Survey Item 4 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 88288
Office Square Feet
Actual: 500
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 19
Maximum: 24
Further Description * 88,288 SF Building Size
* 42,388 SF Space Available
* 500 SF Office Space
* 3.64 AC Lot Size
* Industrial Zoning
* Built 1985
* Metal Construction
* Wet Sprinklered
* Power Supply: 600 Amp, 3 Phase
* 19 to 24 FT Clear Height
* 40 x 24 FT Column Spacing
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 6 Loading Docks
* Parking Spaces Available

This 88,288-square-foot building accommodates multiple tenants and occupies a 3.64-acre lot with industrial zoning. Constructed in 1985 with metal, the facility features LED lighting and a wet sprinkler system. It offers a power supply of 600 amps, 3-phase. Currently, there are 42,388 square feet available, including 500 square feet of dedicated office space. The building boasts a clear height ranging from 19 to 24 feet, with column spacing at 40 feet by 24 feet. It includes two drive-in bays, six loading docks, and ample parking spaces.

Survey Item 5 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Purchase
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Port of Charleston
Property Descriptions
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 36
Office Square Feet
Actual: 6450
Total Square Feet
Actual: 587720
Further Description * 587,720 SF Building Size
* 42.86 AC Lot Size
* PD-OPIP Zoning
* Built 2018
* 6,450 SF Office Space
* 190’ Truck Court
* ESFR Sprinklered
* 36’ Clear Height
* 60’ x 54’ Column Spacing
* 7” Warehouse Floor
* 4 Drive-In Bays
* 79 Exterior Dock Doors
* 79 Levelers
* Cross Docks
* 325 Standard Parking Spaces
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* Power Supply: 3,000 Amp, 277-480 Volt

The building spans an expansive 587,720 square feet and is divisible into 260,000 square feet, situated on a generous 42.86-acre lot zoned PD-OPIP. It was constructed in 2018 with reinforced concrete, designed to meet modern industrial needs. The facility includes 6,450 square feet of office space and features an ESFR sprinkler system along with LED motion sensor lighting for energy efficiency. For operational capability, the building is equipped with a robust power supply of 3,000 amps at 277-480 volts. It boasts a column spacing of 60 feet by 54 feet and is enhanced by a 7-inch thick warehouse floor. The building stands tall at 36 feet, providing ample vertical clearance, and offers exceptional logistics with 79 dock doors complete with full dock packages, alongside 4 drive-in doors. Externally, the property is secured by a fully fenced yard, complemented by a 190-foot deep truck court on both sides. This setup accommodates a significant amount of trailer parking with a capacity for 151 trailers, ensuring efficient and secure operations for industrial tenants.

Survey Item 6 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
1/2 miles to I-26
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 537680
Office Square Feet
Actual: 2500
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 36
Further Description * 537,680 SF Building Size
* 198,640 SF Space Available
* 2,500 SF Office Space
* HI Zoning
* Built 2022
* ESFR Sprinklered
* 36’ Clear Height
* 54’ x 50’ Column Spacing
* 6” Warehouse Floor
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 38 Dock Doors
* Ample auto and trailer parking

Constructed in 2022, this expansive building spans 537,680 square feet and supports multi-tenancy and cross-docks configuration. Located in a Foreign Trade Zone, it offers 198,640 square feet of turn-key space available for lease, which includes 2,500 square feet dedicated to office use. It is equipped with an ESFR sprinkler system for enhanced safety measures. It boasts a generous 36-foot clear height and features a column spacing of 54 feet by 50 feet, providing ample room for efficient operations. The warehouse floor is reinforced with a 6-inch thickness to withstand heavy-duty activities. For convenient access, the building includes two drive-in bays and 38 docks, with 20 docks equipped with levelers to facilitate seamless loading and unloading processes. Ample parking is available for both automobiles and trailers, ensuring ease of movement and accessibility within the premises.

Survey Item 7 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Charleston International Airport
Keyword Selection
Near I-26 and I-526
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 183515
Clear Height (ft)
Minimum: 15
Maximum: 22
Further Description * 183,515 SF Building Size
* 49,000 SF Space Available
* 7.15 AC Lot Size
* M-1 Zoning
* Built 1980
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 15-22’ Clear Height
* Dock High and Grade-level Access
* Parking Spaces Available

Constructed in 1980 using reinforced concrete, this multi-tenant building spans 183,515 square feet and is situated on a 7.15-acre lot with M-1 zoning, ideal for industrial use. The property offers between 20,000 and 49,000 square feet of industrial space available for lease, featuring varying clear heights ranging from 15 to 22 feet. The building is equipped with dock doors and two drive-in doors, facilitating efficient loading and unloading operations. Ample parking is provided onsite, ensuring convenience for employees and visitors. Additionally, the property benefits from rail access, enhancing logistics capabilities for tenants.

Survey Item 8 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
minutes from I-77
Keyword Selection
near Anderson Rd
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 275000
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 27
Further Description * 275,000 SF Building Size
* 73,360 SF Industrial Space Available
* 13.84 AC Lot Size
* ID Zoning
* 1967 Built
* Metal Construction
* 10,000SF Indoor Storage
* Wet Sprinkler System
* Metal Halide Lighting
* City Water & Sewer
* Gas Heating
* Natural Gas
* 27’6” Clear Height
* 25’ x 48’ Column Spacing
* 1Drive-In Bay
* 1 Exterior Dock Door
* Amps: 2,000 Volts: 277-480 Phase: 3 Wire: 4 Power Supply

The property encompasses a substantial 275,000 square feet of building space, catering to multiple tenants. Situated on a generous 13.84-acre lot, it falls under ID zoning regulations and was originally constructed in 1967 using metal construction. Currently, it offers 73,360 square feet of industrial space, which includes 10,000 square feet designated for indoor storage. Safety features include a 200-degree water-based fire protection system. The power supply is robust, with 2,000 amps, 277-480 volts, phase 3 wiring, and 4 wires. Illumination is provided by Metal Halide lighting. City water and sewer services are available, along with gas heating fueled by natural gas. The building boasts a substantial clear height of 27 feet 6 inches, with column spacing measuring 25 feet by 48 feet. Access is facilitated by one dock door and one oversized grade-level drive-in door.

Survey Item 9 of 9 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Charleston International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 400000
Office Square Feet
Actual: 7000
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 36
Further Description * 400,000 SF Building Size
* 385,000 SF Industrial Space Available
* Reinforced Concrete Construction
* 50’ x 50’ Column Spacing
* 64.67 AC Lot Size
* M-2 Zoning
* 2024 Built
* 36’ Clear Height
* 7” Floor
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 757 Parking Spaces
* 7,000 SF of office space
* 278 Exterior Dock Doors w/ Levelers

This property encompasses a vast 67-acre lot size, strategically divided into two distinct phases, presenting an excellent build-to-suit opportunity. The site holds M-2 zoning and is slated for construction in 2024. Option 1 features a 135,000 square-foot transload building with a substantial 757 trailer spaces and an expansive 23.10-acre container stacking yard. This option boasts a 28-foot clearance, cross-docks, 50'x50' column spacing, 144 dock doors, 2 drive-ins, and includes 5,000 square feet of dedicated office space. Alternatively, Option 2 comprises two buildings spread across the site. The first is a 135,000 square-foot structure situated on 42.37 acres, offering 757 trailer spaces. The second building is an even larger 250,000 square feet, occupying 23.10 acres and providing 359 trailer spaces. Option 2 boasts a 36-foot clear height, 53'x50' column spacing with 60' at speed bays, 134 dock doors, 1 drive-in, and includes 7,000 square feet of office space. Both options are designed to cater to diverse business needs, providing a comprehensive range of features and facilities for efficient and versatile operations.

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 Charleston Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Hollywood, Ravenel, Folly Beach, & Ridgeville.

The rest - hopefully close to an inclusive list, is on our Charleston 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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