The Vitamin Shoppe Distribution Center

Project Summary

Timmons Group was the lead Civil Engineering and Environmental firm for the 312,000 sf worldwide distribution center for The Vitamin Shoppe, a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products. The new distribution center brings in 174 new jobs and a $39.4 million investment in Virginia.

Working with The Vitamin Shoppe, the site selection consultant, the developer, Hanover County, the Town of Ashland, Timmons Group provided support in economic development, site selection services, planning, site development, infrastructure development, environmental permitting, geotechnical engineering and land surveying services.

Timmons Group was a critical part of the developer led team that helped analyze multiple sites throughout a multi-state region to determine which sites could meet the company’s aggressive implementation schedule and helped estimate the total costs of development.
On this fast-track design build development project, Timmons Group completed all site and infrastructure plans, environmental permitting on a very aggressive schedule and had County and Town approvals prior to the project announcement.  The contractor literally started work on the project within 24 hours of project announcement and had minimal site development issues with the project.