Dock High Warehouse for Lease Or Rent - Hampton Roads Metro

Last Updated Nov. 8, 2023

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You likely found us here because you are searching for Dock High Warehouse for lease or rent in the Hampton Roads Metro. Our Hampton Roads 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 Hampton Roads 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 Hampton Roads 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 a must on almost any industrial property. This type of dock can prevent flooding in rainy regions such as the Tidewater, where Hampton Roads is located, insuring the property against such unforeseen events. In addition, Dock-High Loading docks allow for more effortless loading and unloading of goods, as they do not require ramps or lifts.

Want to know more about this type of dock? Are you thinking about investing in property in Hampton Roads? 

Are you looking to buy, rent, or lease a warehouse in Hampton Roads and need to know what type of dock is right for your business? Keep reading this page to learn more.

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.

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

Survey Item 1 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Norfolk International Airport
Keyword Selection
Virginia Port Authority - Portsmouth
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 35580
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 20
Further Description * 25,707 SF of Industrial Space
* 1.65 AC Lot Size
* Built 1946
* 2 Levelers
* I-2 Zoning
* Natural Gas
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 20' Clear Height
* Sodium Lighting
* Oil (Fired) Heating
* Masonry Constructed
* 2 Exterior Dock Doors
* 35,580 SF Building Size
* 24’ x 27’ Column Spacing
* 26 Standard Parking Spaces
* Amps: 400 Phase: 3 Power Supply

This property was completed in 1955 with a 36,572-square-foot structure on a 3.04-acre lot. It is a single-story building classified as Class C. It has a parking ratio of 0.82 spaces per 1,000 square feet, features 18 dock-high doors, is connected to city water services, has a fenced lot, includes three cold rooms and two ramps, and provides five office spaces.

Survey Item 2 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Norfolk International Airport
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 18050
Office Square Feet
Actual: 4391
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 17
Further Description * 18,050 SF Building Size
* 1.47 AC Lot Size
* Built 1966
* Natural Gas
* BC-I Zoning
* 1 Drive-In Bay
* Reception Area
* Enterprise Zone
* 17' Clear Height
* Secured Yard Area
* Grade Level Access
* 4,391 SF office space
* 7 Dock-Height Doors
* 6 Exterior Dock Doors
* Glass Storefront Entrance
* 15 Standard Parking Spaces
* High Visibility and Frontage
* 17,287 SF freestanding building

This property is situated on a 1.47-acre lot that was built in 1966. It has a total area of 18,050 square feet and adheres to BC-I zoning regulations. It features a 17-foot clear height, ensuring ample vertical space. It boasts excellent access with six exterior dock doors and a convenient drive-in bay. For parking, there are 15 standard spaces available. The property has a glass storefront entrance for an attractive and welcoming appearance. In addition, it has seven dock-height doors for efficient loading and unloading. Situated within an enterprise zone, the building includes a reception area and a secured yard area. With grade-level access, natural gas supply, and high visibility and frontage, it's a versatile space. This freestanding building spans 17,287 square feet in total, featuring 4,391 square feet of office space.

Survey Item 3 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Hwy 17
Keyword Selection
Norfolk International Airport
Keyword Selection
Virginia Port Authority - Portsmouth
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 100606
Office Square Feet
Minimum: 2300
Maximum: 5275
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 21
Further Description * 75,221 SF Space
* 21.42 AC Lot Size
* Built 1963
* Masonry Constructed
* City Water & Sewer
* Electric Heating
* Natural Gas
* 21’ Clear Height
* 3 Drive-In Bays
* 10 Exterior Dock Doors
* 66,051 SF SF Building Size
* 100 Standard Parking Spaces

This property is situated on a lot of 21.42 acres and is a multi-tenant structure spanning 66,051 feet. It was constructed in 1963 with sturdy masonry and offers 72,921 square feet of available space. It is connected to city water and sewer systems, utilizes electric heating powered by natural gas, and features a 21-foot clear height. Access is facilitated through three drive-in bays and ten exterior dock doors. Additionally, there are 100 standard parking spaces available on-site.

Survey Item 4 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-64, I-464, and I-264
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 154436
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 30
Further Description * 154,436 SF Building Size
* 12.92 AC Lot Size
* Built 1997
* 30 Levelers
* Cross-Dock
* M-2 Zoning
* LED Lighting
* 2 Drive-In Bays
* 30’7” Clear Height
* 8,554 SF office space
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* Phase: 3 Power Supply
* 30 Exterior Dock Doors
* 47’ x 55’ Column Spacing
* Reinforced Concrete Constructed
* Large shared paved trailer storage yard

This property consists of 12.92 acres of land and a reinforced concrete structure with a size of about 154,436 SF. It aligns with the M-2 zoning category. Noteworthy features encompass Phase 3 Power Supply, a 30’7" clearance height, dual drive-in bays, an extensive 30 levelers, a column spacing of 47’ x 55’, and 30 exterior dock doors that facilitate cross-docking. The property boasts an ESFR sprinkler system and LED lighting for enhanced safety and efficiency. Additionally, it has a spacious shared trailer storage yard paved for convenience and a sizable office space spanning 8,554 square feet.

Survey Item 5 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
I-64, I-264, I-664, US-13, US-58, US-460
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 396409
Office Square Feet
Actual: 500
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 36
Further Description * 33,385 SF Industrial Space
* 20.00 AC Lot Size
* Built 1969 / Renovated 2008
* 14 Levelers
* M-1 Zoning
* 8 Drive-In Bays
* 36' Clear Height
* Metal Constructed
* 500 SF office space
* 6" Warehouse Floor
* ESFR Sprinkler System
* 31 Exterior Dock Doors
* 40’ x 80’ Column Spacing

This property is situated on 20 acres and has a building size of 396,409 square feet. It was originally built in 1969 and renovated in 2008. The facility offers multi-tenancy and currently has industrial space available in 33,385 square feet of metal. It is equipped with an ESFR sprinkler system under M-1 Zoning, featuring a clear height of 36 feet, a warehouse floor measuring 6 inches thick, 31 dock doors on the exterior, column spacing of 40 feet by 80 feet, 8 drive-in bays, 14 levelers, and an included office space of 500 square feet.

Survey Item 6 of 6 Help Me Find Properties Like This
Property Type Lease
Transaction Type Industrial & Flex
Location Keywords
Keyword Selection
Virginia Port Authority
Keyword Selection
Interstate 95
Property Descriptions
Total Square Feet
Actual: 138800
Office Square Feet
Actual: 3800
Clear Height (ft)
Actual: 26
Further Description * 25,000 SF of Industrial Space
* 17.98 AC Lot Size
* Built 1997 / Renovated 2008
* Metal Constructed
* City Water & Sewer
* Gas Heating
* Propane Gas
* M2 Zoning
* 26' Clear Height
* 50’ x 50’ Column Spacing
* 6" Warehouse Floor
* 4 Drive-In Bays
* 12 Exterior Dock Doors
* 10 Levelers
* 150 Standard Parking Spaces
* Fully Conditioned
* Amps: 3,000 Phase: 3 Wire: 4 Power Supply

This property has a total building area of 138,800 square feet and sits on a lot measuring 17.98 acres. It was originally built in 1997 and underwent renovations in 2008. The property is constructed of metal with multiple tenancy and has access to city water and sewer, as well as gas heating with propane gas. It is zoned for M2 use and has a power supply of phase 3 wire 4, with amps measuring 3,000. The facility offers 25,000 SF of Industrial Space, features clear height measures 26 feet, and the column spacing measures 50 feet by 50 feet. The warehouse floor is six inches thick, and there are four drive-in bays and twelve exterior dock doors available, along with ten levelers and 150 standard parking spaces. The property is fully conditioned for comfort, and the building measures 138,800 square feet. Additionally, the property includes a yard.

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 Hampton Roads Metro Area - here are a few of the larger ones: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Poquoson, & Smithfield.

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