St. Louis-based HDA Architects recently was tapped to design L&F Distributors’ new distribution center. The El Paso, Texas-based facility also will include an office and maintenance center, and is set to be 222,000 square-feet.
L&F is an Anheuser-Busch beer distributor along the Texas and Mexican border. As such, the company outgrew its existing 40-year-old, 77,000-square-foot building, which also is in El Paso, and “needed more space to continue to innovate.”
The new distribution center will have features such as a 36-foot clear height warehouse with four-high racking and optional automation systems, 26 loading docks and extensive roof solar panels, HDA says. The building will include a sleek, two-story offices, with a vibrant lobby featuring a branded core values graphic wall, a large hospitality suite, open and private office space, a staff break room, an outdoor patio, a training area, conference rooms, as well as a health and wellness area.
Construction started on the 19-acre site in October and is scheduled to finish in 2025.
“We are thrilled to be working on our fourth project with L&F Distributors,” said Jack Holleran, president at HDA Architects, in a statement. “The LaMantia family runs a first-class organization, and this new facility will reflect that in every way. From the branded exterior infused with L&F colors, to the family history displays throughout the interior, to its people-first workplace amenities, the new El Paso distribution center showcases the company’s core values that have led to its tremendous growth over the past 45 years.”