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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Miller Construction Company has delivered Holman Automotive’s 57,641-square-foot Lauderdale MINI dealership at 2125 South Federal Highway, fast-tracking a complex renovation on a high-profile site just south of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
With a dramatic, black metal-clad exterior that reflects MINI’s branded design look, the dealership includes a two-story showroom and three-story parking garage. Unusual challenges Miller Construction Company’s crews faced in the five-month project included removing portions of an existing post-tension deck in the building, which had previously been a car-rental facility. The project team secured post-tension cables to ensure safety before removing sections of the deck. Since deck-to-deck clearances were less than anticipated, Miller’s team used alternate insulation and exposed ceilings to maximize clearance. The project team used structural steel and aluminum composite material (ACM) framing to both bring the original east façade precisely to square, and to support the new metal-clad facade.
Miller’s fourth major project for Holman Automotive, the building features MINI’s international brand standards, including exposed duct and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) piping for a contemporary look. In addition to the showroom areas for new and used cars, the structure includes customer lounge areas, open sales offices and an all-glass new vehicle handover room on the second floor. The garage’s below-ground level includes detail bays, and its street level has a clinker-tile drive aisle.
“The Miller team proved essential to creating the presence we envisioned for our MINI and BMW dealerships in the heart of Fort Lauderdale,” said Glenn Gardner, Holman Automotive vice president of dealership operations. “The two new dealerships along Federal Highway, and the nearby service center for both brands bring our customers great style and convenience, in efficient, cost effective facilities.”
Miller Construction Company completed Holman Automotive’s Lauderdale BMW East this summer, and in 2015 delivered the award-winning, 209,023-square-foot BMW/MINI Service Center just blocks away on South Andrews Avenue.
Founded in 1973, Miller Construction Company is a prominent South Florida design/builder and construction services firm serving automotive, industrial, retail, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, educational and multi-family markets.
For information: www.millerconstruction.com.
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