The Amazon Prime facility was an 82,114-square-foot Design-Build renovation project for Amazon Corporate LLC. Located just outside of Chicago, the existing two-story building required comprehensive modifications to be completed within an extremely aggressive construction schedule and budget.
The Korte team coordinated building code requirements, ADA accessibility, design layouts, construction phasing and permits with the owner to help accelerate the Design-Build timetable.
The new facility was designed for two different distribution environments: one accommodating refrigerated or “chilled” products and the other supporting shelf-stable (ambient) goods. The facility included deli, bakery and produce preparation areas, refrigerated and frozen product storage, and ambient product storage and distribution.
The project was successful due to the Korte team’s close coordination with the client and the Design-Build contractors, strong internal teamwork and careful phasing of project activities. Each project includes ambient storage for large scale, bulk food as well as extensive refrigerated and frozen food storage spaces.