Dollar General Distribution Center, Bessemer

Bessemer, Alabama

Dollar General’s 10th distribution center consists of 965,600-SF in five buildings, including a dry storage warehouse/administrative office and employee welfare building, dispatch office/truck maintenance facility, receiving truck concourse guardhouse, shipping truck concourse guardhouse and pump house/fire protection reservoir. Provisions were provided for 200,000-SF of future expansion to the dry-storage warehouse.

The design employs the study and use of travel and path-use efficiencies. Pedestrian paths are accented with vehicular patterns that support product shipping and receiving. Effective use of natural light is employed to highlight occupied spaces and reduce electrical costs. Site work included auto parking, truck circulation and parking, landscape, storm water detention/retention, perimeter security fencing/gates, site lighting and all site utilities.


Dollar General Corporation

At a glance

965,600 SF


Honor Award

AIA Minnesota

Warehouse/Storage/Distribution Design Award

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute


Architectural design

Interior design

Engineering: mechanical, electrical, structural, civil

Construction administration