Payless Shoesource Eastern Distribution Center
This project enhanced the owner’s supply chain efficiency and cut labor costs through centralization and automation.
Payless Shoe Source, one of the world’s largest family footwear specialty retailers, teamed with Forum and Clayco to design and construct their new order, processing and shipping facility. There is nearly 600,000 square feet of area for automated material handling equipment. The high-tech operation requires the most advanced fire protection, life safety and lighting integration to provide a processing environment that is safe, clean and easy to maintain.
The architectural design features an office and amenities space that breaks out of the main box of the warehouse in two angled volumes canted in and out at opposite directions. These masses are clad in sleek, high-tech metal panels. A glassy curtainwall base provides daylight and views to occupants.