Gardner/Fox just broke ground on a MINI auto dealership renovation on the Main Line. The renovation project has two primary goals, the first being to update the façade of the building and the second to improve the functionality of the service facility. Follow the dealership renovation process online at the project blog site.
The façade work includes completely resurfacing the exterior of the building along Montgomery Avenue with Alucobond panels and an EIFS finishing system, both in a color palette that meets current MINI design standards.
The service facility and parts department will also be completely renovated and reconstructed to meet current MINI facilities requirements. This renovation is extremely complex because the work requires the complete gut renovation of an existing facility that is made up of several additions built over the past 100 years.
The reconstruction includes the installation of a new service floor, in-floor exhaust, lifts, alignment rack, high intensity lighting, ceiling, high speed doors, new oil distribution, a waste oil heating system and a new whole service area air-conditioning system. The parts department will also be completely gut renovated with the installation of new service counters, high density parts storage and a new automated tire storage rack.
Other work in the facility includes updating the finishes in the showroom, constructing an employee locker room, installing a new wheel chairlift and replacing existing mechanical and electrical systems.