Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced the beginning of work on a new office and distribution facility for KeHE Distributors®, located in Elkton, Florida. Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook, IL office is providing architecture, interior design, and branding services for the 530,474 square foot build-to-suit project.
KeHE Distributors, LLC (KeHE) is the largest distributor of natural & organic, specialty, and fresh products to more than 31,000 natural food stores, chain and independent grocery stores, e-commerce retailers, and other specialty products retailers throughout North America. With over 6,800 employee-owners, KeHE, a Certified B Corporation, drives its mission of serving to make lives better, throughout all aspects of its operation.
The project consists of a two-story executive office suite encompassing approximately 30,000 square feet, along with nearly 500,000 square feet of warehouse and distribution uses. The new facility will replace one of the company’s older buildings located across the street.
“We are proud to continue our strong partnership with KeHE,” said Michael Cody, Director, Industrial Cold & Food for Ware Malcomb. “This location will serve our client to support their growth nationwide.”
Project construction has commenced, and completion is expected in 2025. Ware Malcomb is an industry leader in grocery distribution buildings, and other cold storage projects, a unique and highly specialized sector that includes cold storage, food processing and production facilities, cold laboratories, and cold medical and pharmaceutical facilities.
This marks Ware Malcomb’s fifth project with KeHE. Another 360,000 square foot distribution facility that opened in Miami, FL in December 2023.
General contracting services for the project are being provided by Evans General Contractors.
About Ware Malcomb
Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full-service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of office, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, multifamily, retail, and public/institutional projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com.
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