Holman Automotive Builds New Lauderdale BMW / Mini Service Center
Miller Construction Company has broken ground on Holman Automotive, Inc.’s new 209,023-square-foot service center and parking structure at 2601 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. The design/build project, scheduled to open in first quarter 2015, will include 59 service bays and 3 alignment bays providing the full range of automotive service for Holman’s nearby Lauderdale BMW and Lauderdale MINI dealerships.
To build the $15 million facility, Miller’s crews have begun demolition of the former Causeway Lumber store at the site, which is immediately south of West Marine’s flagship 50,000-square-foot superstore that fronts on State Road 84.
As design/builder of Holman Automotive’s new service facility, Miller Construction Company is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tilt-wall construction project from its earliest stages. “We’ve found that partnering with Miller’s team gives us quality, cost-effective results,” said Bob Bamonte, facilities development manager with Holman Automotive Group. “They ensure timely completion, while solving challenges that automotive brands’ stringent design standards can present.” For Holman, Miller previously handled a fast-track renovation that created the high-profile Audi Pembroke Pines dealership, and renovated the Aston Martin Fort Lauderdale showroom.
The three-story Lauderdale BMW / MINI service center will include the service bays, car wash and fuel facilities on the ground floor, plus two stories of parking. The highly efficient design also includes mezzanine-level rack storage for automotive parts. Miller is using 3-D modeling with Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to ensure seamless collaboration among the project’s design team members, which include FSMY Architects & Planners; Bryntesen Structural Engineers; and MEP engineering firm KAMM Consulting.
“Causeway Lumber’s Andrews Avenue store was a fixture in South Florida’s construction industry for decades, and we’re excited to help Holman Automotive create a state-of-the-art facility that brings a vibrant future to the site,” said Miller Construction Company Sr. Vice President Brian Sudduth. Causeway Lumber has relocated its operations in Fort Lauderdale.