Express Scripts Technology & Innovation Center

St. Louis, Missouri

The Technology & Innovation Center features industry-leading technology for accuracy to ensure patient safety and drive down the cost of healthcare.

Concrete Strategies performed the site utilities, tilt-up and flatwork for this 260,000-square-foot prescription filling facility for Express Scripts, one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in North America.

With a very fast-track schedule, CSI completed all 5,500-cubic-yards of flatwork and tilt-up in just 3 weeks. The sanitary and storm sewer package for this facility included: 150 feet of 27-inch pipe, 540 feet of 24-inch pipe, 740 feet of 18-inch pipe, 500 feet of 15-inch pipe, 780 feet of 12-inch pipe, 700 feet of 8-inch pipe, and 900 feet of 6-inch pipe.

The facility contains 6,000-square-feet of freezer/cooler space, secured specialty drug areas, and 51,000-square-feet of mezzanine space for mail rooms and production offices. The facility also contains a unique, quarter-mile elevated tour path that allows customers to walk above and through the production equipment, which dispenses 500,000 pills per hour and packages and ships up to 110,000 prescriptions a day. The tour path features glass handrails, epoxy floors, and video screens that describe each operation as the client walks by.

Innovation Highlights

LEED CS V2009 Silver Certified

Key Facts

Project size:  230,000 SF
Client name:  Express Scripts, Inc.
Architect:  Lamar Johnson Collaborative


St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers – 2010 Best Practices Award Materials Management
DBIA Mid America Region – 2012 Project of the Year & Award of Honor, Best Project in the Industrial/Process/Research Category

Services Provided

Tilt-Up Concrete
Slab on Grade
Elevated Slab on Deck
Site Concrete
Helical Anchors for Bracing