Dr Pepper Snapple Group Warehouse Reconfiguration
PREMIER led the complex reconfiguration project at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group warehouse in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The outdated facility, originally built in the 1950s, was modified to accommodate the warehouse as a single-tenant user of the building. This reconfiguration enabled the construction of a 400,000-square-foot building pad in anticipation of future building plans.More than a half-million square feet of the original building was demolished allowing for 45 exterior dock positions and three drive-in doors to be added to the south, along with an expanded truck court and trailer parking. Two interior docks with a total of nine dock positions at the north side of the building were converted into exterior docks. A 6,000-square-foot office was added for Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s distribution department and included private and open offices, a conference room, a cash room, restrooms and a break room. Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s main office expanded an additional 12,000 square feet and included additional private and open offices, restrooms, showers and a fitness center.One of the biggest challenges of this project was the necessity for Dr Pepper Snapple Group to maintain full operations, production and distribution, in their Northlake facility. In order to accomplish this, the project was split into two phases.