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ALDI Loxley Regional Headquarters & Distribution Center

This hybrid facility situated along Alabama’s Gulf Coast features some of the most innovative and efficient design components included in any ALDI facility to date.

SIZE

564,000 sf: warehouse
34,106 sf: mezzanine office areas

MARKET

Food Distribution & Cold Storage

LOCATION

Loxley, AL

SERVICES

Property Consulting
Design
Construction

SPECIFICS

216,781 sf of dry (ambient temperature) storage

22,022 sf of 55º F storage

65,674 sf of 34º F cooler storage

12,914 sf of 30º F meat storage

27,975 sf of 0º F freezer

4,957 sf of -10º F ice cream freezer

45,779 sf of Perishable inbound/outbound dock with 38 dock positions

82,304 sf of Dry inbound/outbound dock with 49 dock positions

24,679 sf of Class A offices

Full solar array over dry warehouse

Drive-in style dock doors for a stronger thermal seal at perishable docks

LED lighting throughout

5-6”-thick Insulated Metal Panels

Clerestory windows in the dry warehouse

Floor-to-ceiling curtain walls in two-story office space

A M King provided property consulting for ALDI US and designed and built the regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, AL. The mega-facility is comprised of 564,000 for cold storage, dry storage and packaging, and a second-floor mezzanine housing offices and conference areas. We worked in tandem with ALDI to determine adequate site infrastructure requirements and assisted the company in acquiring the 167-acre site. The spacious and multifaceted facility will service more than 100 stores in southern Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.

Development of this facility is a continued effort to maximize the efficiency of ALDI’s operations through facility design. Some of these elements include use of Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) in lieu of concrete or precast exterior walls, creating a thermally tight and efficient building envelope; optimum racking organization determined by product analysis; ALDI’s first use of cross-docking services in a distribution center; large, unobstructed areas of glazing at the office for outdoor views and natural light; and restrooms, locker rooms and maintenance in the central core of the building.

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“A M King has been a valued partner throughout the design and construction of our newest regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, AL. A M King was key in the development of this state-of-the-art facility, and we’re thrilled with the integration of dynamic design elements aimed at maximizing operational efficiency and sustainability.”

— Dan Gavin, Vice President of Real Estate / ALDI U.S.