SDS Realty, LKQ Logistics and Dacon Corporation commenced construction of a 36,232 SF high-bay logistics center located on a 13-acre site at 476 Charles Bancroft Highway in Litchfield, NH. SDS Realty, a Seattle-based developer, sought Dacon’s design/build process to optimize costs and execution time. LKQ Logistics – a Fortune 500 company spanning 16 countries – is the nation’s largest national provider of aftermarket collision parts. Dacon is overseeing the design, pricing, engineering, permitting and construction services of this unique logistics center which possesses two design facets atypical of logistics buildings. First, a 40-foot clear stud height maximizes space efficiency by enabling greater storage on a small footprint. Additionally the building is serviced by 20 loading docks – one for every 1,800 SF – which is uncommon for a building of this size. The building’s exterior walls are single-skin panel over a conventional steel frame with joist and girder roof structure. This building will replace LKQ’s existing leased location in Londonderry and is the second LKQ affiliated project for Dacon having designed and built a 120,000 SF distribution center in Miles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, MA. Anticipated completion date is February 2019.
Dacon Corporation is a fully integrated design/build firm providing comprehensive facility development services to address clients’ unique project requirements. With a process centered on transparency and collaboration, Dacon’s multidisciplinary team is comprised of professionals specializing in architectural design, engineering, construction management and general contracting. Dacon provides outstanding building solutions while eliminating the inherent risks of traditional construction processes.