Work Begins on San Diego Facility

Pile driving is due to begin soon for the construction of a receiving and distribution centre on the north side of San Diego’s Lindbergh Field, at the base of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control tower.  It will take between ten and 15 working days.
The new 21,000sq ft (1,951m2) centre, due to open in November, will be a central delivery location for food, beverage, retail and other goods that serve the airport and its passengers.  It aims to reduce traffic on surrounding roads by directing all truck deliveries to the one location.  Airport vehicles will then deliver materials to the terminal via airside roads, which should remove between 50 and 75 truck trips per day from nearby Harbor Drive.
The airport hopes to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification for the new facility from the US Green Building Council.
The centre is part of a series of improvements projects, including a consolidated rental car area, which will reduce rental car shuttle buses at the airport.
The fixed-base operator building will be demolished and replaced with a larger, more environmentally-friendly facility, to comply with FAA regulations and maximise available space.