ABC Distribution Headquarters

Wilmington, NC

This new headquarters for New Hanover County’s ABC operations houses the county’s liquor-by-the-drink (LBD) administration and distribution centers. The 32,000 SF building includes 4,800 SF of administrative space, the 7,100 SF LBD retail facility, and a 20,000 SF distribution warehouse. The LBD sales floor improves the assembly of LBD orders; stacking shelf units provide easy access to high volume items, while less-popular items are arrayed in shelves on the wall. Stacking space for carts promotes efficient delivery of pre-assembled orders. The warehouse, clad in industrial metal panels and separated from the administration area by a large fire wall, is fully day-lit by skylights. The day-lighting scheme effectively minimizes energy consumption in the warehouse and provides a more pleasant atmosphere for warehouse staff.