Cold storage integrated distribution center.

420,000 square feet
Design / Build
Central Islip, NY
  • Freezer, cooler, dry warehouse, and corporate offices
  • Hydrogen fueling station
  • Vehicle maintenance facility

Sysco, the nation’s largest food service distributor, engaged Aurora for a Design/Build project at their new Islip warehouse facility and distribution center servicing Long Island and the greater metropolitan area. At 420,000 SF, it included a freezer, cooler, dry warehouse, and corporate offices.

Integrating the cold storage needs with offices, vehicle maintenance and distribution requirements was an opportunity to apply state-of-the-art systems and bold construction solutions. Key features of the build include:

  • Ammonia refrigeration, radiant heat, and dry sprinkler systems for the freezers and coolers
  • Hydrogen fueling station on site with two indoor refueling stations powering all fork-lifts and pallet trucks that reduces the recharge time to 3 minutes
  • Full-service vehicle maintenance facility, fueling station, and truck wash with an intricate reclamation system
  • Super flat polished concrete flooring in the freezer, cooler and dry storage designed to allow 30 feet of racking and heavy pallet truck and forklift use
  • 20,000 SF ice cream storage area kept at -20 degrees
  • High-speed doors in the freezer and cooler areas that open and close in 1.5 seconds, allowing minimal thermal breaks at these thresholds
  • Building wide back-up generator system insuring 100% operational and self-sufficiency in the event of power loss
  • Integrated Loading Dock System with overhead door, dock leveler and truck lock to create the safest dock system possible
Sysco - Exterior photo of Flag
Sysco - Aerial photo
Sysco - Exterior photo of Gas Station
Sysco - Exterior photo of Roof Pipes
Sysco - Interior photo of Kitchen
Sysco - Interior photo of Rack
Sysco - Interior photo of Truck
Sysco - Interior photo of Ammonia Pipes