BMW Pines Collision Center & Garage Complex Complete
Miller Construction has completed the 427,856-square-foot BMW of Pembroke Pines Collision Center and Inventory Garage, a six-story structure whose design echoes BMW’s high-performance image.
Located just east of Interstate 75 at 14800 Sheridan Street, the facility complements Holman Automotive’s adjacent BMW of Pembroke Pines dealership. The new six-story, precast double-tee concrete building is Miller’s seventh project for Holman Automotive. It features a state-of-the-art collision center on the ground floor, with parking on floors two through six for the dealership’s inventory.
The project included dewatering portions of the site and installing foundations four to six feet into the water table, according to Miller Construction President Brian Sudduth. “Keeping the dealership fully operational throughout, our crews staged and lifted about 1,200 precast components on the tight site,” Sudduth added, “including precast concrete panels, concrete double tees, beams and columns. We appreciated the City’s responsive communication, as we were able to stay on track with inspections and keep everyone safe.”
Visible from I-75, the new center designed by FSMY Architects and Planners of Fort Lauderdale features aluminum louvered panels on its north wall and architectural grids to create living “green walls” on its other exterior facades. Creating the collision and service center, Miller’s crews coordinated installation of 37 in-ground car lifts, plus alignment racks, car frame aligning machines, paint booths, a free standing car wash, tire carousels and other shop equipment items.
“Miller’s ability to anticipate and solve complex issues, giving us extremely accurate estimates during preconstruction, is a major business advantage for our team,” said Holman automotive Executive Vice President Glenn Gardner. “Through their efforts, we’ve achieved the upscale design and highly efficient workflow we envisioned for this new center.”
The ground floor also includes parts storage areas with metal mezzanines and racking, locker rooms, advisor areas and offices. Interior customer service and waiting areas feature upscale finishes built to BMW’s national showroom standards. The upper levels of the garage have high-intensity LED lighting to add “visual pop” when the dealership’s sales associates take customers through the garage in a golf cart to view more vehicle choices, and there are 64 car chargers on the upper levels for new electric BMWs.
Project team members included engineering firms Winningham & Fradley of Oakland Park (civil), Bryntesen Structural Engineers of Fort Lauderdale (structural) and FAE Consulting of Deerfield Beach (MEP).
Miller Construction’s previous projects for Holman Automotive include the award-wining Lauderdale BMW showroom and the 209,023-square-foot BMW/MINI Service Center, both in Fort Lauderdale, as is Holman’s Lauderdale Imports luxury brands dealership that showcases Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce. Holman Automotive’s Audi Pembroke Pines dealership, previously built by Miller, is immediately west of the BMW dealership.