Miller Construction Launches Build of South Motors BMW and Honda Showrooms

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Sales and Service Operations at Both Dealerships Continue in Full Swing

Miller Construction is underway with two simultaneous projects for South Motors Group, replacing the existing South Motors BMW and Honda showrooms located at the automotive company’s complex at 16165 S. Dixie Highway.

The two projects feature demolition and new construction of a two-story, 72,429-square-foot BMW dealership and a single-story 16,396-square-foot Honda showroom with dramatic entry feature.  Design for both the showrooms is by global architectural firm Gensler.

“Through precise phasing and scheduling in close communication with South Motors’ staff, we’re focused on ensuring smooth, continuous operations for both the BMW and Honda dealerships, with convenience and safety for customers and dealership staffs our top priority,” said Miller Construction President Brian Sudduth.

The new Honda showroom, scheduled for opening this fall, will feature signature design elements including a 30-foot-high, curved entry feature to be constructed of exterior metal framing glass and wrapped with aluminum composite panel (ACM) cladding. The high-profile exterior also includes a wave-like overhang to be built of steel and clad with ACM panels.

In addition to showroom display space, the Honda dealership’s new building on the northern portion of the South Motors complex will ensure customers’ comfort with a café and dining area and a Honda boutique merchandise shop. A durable, environmentally friendly thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof will help conserve energy and control operating costs. South Motors’ nearby, existing Honda Certified Pre-Owned showroom, has been repurposed to accommodate all Honda sales throughout the project.

Miller is fast-tracking the new South Motors BMW building for completion in early 2022. In keeping with BMW’s stringent, luxury design standards, Miller’s team will install upscale materials with a contemporary feel, from Starphire ultra-clear curtain wall insulated glass and super-smooth exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), to imported Clinker tile. In the 20,000-square-foot showroom space, they’ll produce a customer lounge and BMW merchandise shop.

The BMW building’s project scope includes a 4,000-square-foot BMW Certified Pre-Owned area, a 2,508-square-foot MINI showroom, plus offices, six service drive lanes, and a new second-floor parking deck that will adjoin an existing garage. Miller’s crews will construct openings and ramps to transition from the new parking deck to the existing garage level. The BMW project’s challenges include maintaining easy access to the existing garage and service areas and to the Parts department for both brands that is located under the second-floor parking deck connection to the garage. Miller assisted in repurposing the existing BMW Certified Pre-Owned Sales showroom to accommodate all BMW sales during the construction.

For easy access and smooth ongoing dealership operations, Miller has created temporary facilities including new service drive lanes and office trailers for each dealership. Temporary walkways will help ensure convenience and safety.

The project team for both showrooms includes engineers Kamm Consulting of Deerfield Beach, Fla. (MEP), LA Fuess Partners of Dallas (structural) and Graef of Miami (civil).

Miller Construction is a prominent design/builder and construction services firm serving Florida automotive, commercial, industrial, retail, healthcare, hospitality and education markets since 1973. In addition to building four BMW dealership and service facilities throughout South Florida, the company has created dealerships for brands including Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Audi and Toyota. For information: www.millerconstruction.com.