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ALDI – Olathe, KS

Olathe, KS

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Project Facts

Cost: $2.6M

Size: 21,885 SF

Completed: 05/22/2020

Owner: ALDI Inc.

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Self-Perform: Concrete, Finish Carpentry, Steel

Architect: SGA Design Group, P.C.

From pad-ready site to 550,000 SF of completed industrial warehouse space in just five months! Northland Park is a 300-acre industrial development in North Kansas City, MO. The new warehouse is the largest to date at the park, with 42 dock positions, four drive-in docks, and 130 trailer stalls. Our team said we would deliver the distribution center in time for Fed-Ex, the tenant, to prepare for their increased holiday traffic. And we did.

Detailed, upfront planning set this project on course for success from the very beginning. Our preconstruction team spent several months hiring the best subs and establishing a definite timeline so construction could hit the ground running. At the time of the bid, the warehouse was to be a shell for a future tenant. Our scope was to construct the building, install all site utilities, grade and pave the parking lot and onsite roads, and install final landscaping.

But when FedEx Ground signed a lease during construction, the client added many work scopes to meet their needs, and the schedule didn’t change. Electrical, site paving, signage, exterior fencing, parking/road revisions, dock equipment, office build-outs, security systems, and interior conveyors were new parts of the job that had to meet the same deadline.

During a four-week weather and permit delay at the start of the project, our team efficiently planned every construction aspect to make the most of the timeline. Crews created phasing diagrams and coordinated with each trade to plan who was working where and when then implemented those details to a T. Crossland’s up-and-coming internal talent also played a role in completing the project so quickly. With the help of young field engineers, we proved once again that we have the best team to implement unreal timelines, and we do what we say we’re going to do.

After delivering the Northland Park job on a timeline others may have said was impossible, Crossland is continuing to build for this client.

The privately held discount grocery chain, Aldi, is on track to become the third-largest supermarket chain in the U.S. by the end of 2022, as they continue to open new stores nationwide. Olathe, KS, continues to grow rapidly and develop westward. Aldi hired Crossland to build its newest Olathe location.

This Aldi store design features their latest concept, with open ceilings, a slanted roof and tower over the entrance, and a storefront full of windows to capture the natural light. The overall design and floorplan are very open and spacious, with wide isles.

Aldi is a repeat client of Crossland’s. They continue to be pleased with our processes and quality. Given the number of Aldi stores we’ve built, we created a tailored program for construction that includes best practices and production schedules, ensuring on-time project completion every time. Aldi gives its builders five months to complete a build, and we know what it takes to construct these stores efficiently.

Construction for the new Olathe location took place through the winter months. Our team tackled the timeline and the project head-on and finished on time, even with significant snowfall in January and February. We also delivered the project within budget.








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