Bridgeway Commerce Center

Suffolk, VA

Bridgeway Commerce Center is a 424,000-square-foot Class A multi-tenant warehouse and distribution complex that sits at a pivotal point between the ports of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News. VHB worked with Liberty Property Trust to maximize the development potential of the site. We addressed complex environmental and stormwater management issues, which included the design of a sequenced interconnected system of grass swales, lined with rock check dams, to achieve the appropriate stormwater quality treatment requirement. This solution resulted in cost savings as we eliminated the need to invest in additional stormwater ponds and increased the development capacity of the site. Once this system was in place, VHB prepared a site plan which allowed for phased construction of the facilities to meet market demand. Infrastructure improvements included the design of new access roads, utilities, parking areas, and landscaping. VHB’s relationships with local agencies and history of success with the City of Suffolk and the Suffolk Economic Development Authority were key to navigating the complex regulatory environment and ensuring the development plan was approved.

Aerial view of Bridgeway Commerce Center in Suffolk, Virginia. Aerial view of Bridgeway Commerce Center showing proximity to major highways. Sysco facility at Bridgeway Commerce Center in Suffolk, Virginia.


  • Liberty Property Trust


  • Environmental Services

  • Highway/Roadway Design & Engineering

  • Parking Studies, Design & Engineering

  • Permitting

  • Site/Civil Engineering

  • Stormwater Design & Engineering