C4 Advanced Tactical Systems, a local build-to-print manufacturer specializing in precision products with clients in the defense, space and energy sectors, has six acres under contract near Orlando International Airport and plans to build a new 62,770-square-foot production facility.
The company's new office and factory will be based in the Jetport Industrial Park at 255 Weatherbee Road, on the southeast corner with Jetstream Drive. It's roughly five miles from the airport's western boundary by way of Weathbee Road, S. Orange Avenue and Tradeport Drive.
Currently owned by William D. Bishop Sr. of Vero Beach, the three parcels totaling 6.13 acres are under contract to C4 ATS. The company has its Development Plan for the property under review by Orange County planning staff.
Principals at C4 ATS did not respond to requests for comment. The company is currently based in the Oak Ridge neighborhood east of Mall at Millenia.
The building will feature a 20,000-square-foot office, a 12,000-square-foot assembly room, 6,000-square-foot stock room, 4,550-square-foot test area and multiple clean rooms totaling 16,000 square feet.
The project will be developed in two phases, with an additional 15,000 square feet of space reserved for Phase 2 expansion. The property is zoned under the Orlando Jetport Center PD.
Orlando-based Aagaard-Juergensen, LLC, is serving as designer and general contractor on the project, KZF Design Studio is the architect, Accuright Surveys of Orlando is the surveyor and Florida Engineering Group is the civil engineer.
Automated Buildings, Inc., will install "smart building" automation controls throughout the new facility. Harry Champ, commercial broker with Coldwell Banker, is representing the buyer on the eventual sale.
The C4 ATS project is the second new-build announcement this month for Jetport Industrial Park, following developer McNulty Group Inc.'s proposed 20,000 square feet of industrial flex-warehouse space on Jetstream Drive. A general contractor for that project is likely to be chosen by May.