The 75,000 sq. ft. renovation of Audi Millburn is well underway:
The approximately 180 tons of structural steel is in place, and we’re currently working on installing the roof, flooring, and walls.
If you remember, the first phase of our two-phase project includes constructing a two-story service and storage facility. You can see the barebones framework of what is to come.
One of the interesting features of the facility is the ramp to the second-floor service center. During design, our architects had to figure a solution to building a ramp, without the space to include a retaining wall. Their solution? Fill the ramp with heavy-duty styrofoam.
Our project manager, Sam Fulginiti, explained that using the styrofoam will take place of the dirt that would usually fill the void between the ramp and ground. Using the styrofoam removes the load that would require a retaining wall, therefore, removing the need for a retaining wall entirely and just using your average poured wall.
Up close you can see the steel, CMU block elevator shaft, and parts storage area. Another key feature of this facility is the service portion itself. The ground level will be used as vehicle storage, while the second story will hold the maintenance facility. This includes the service bays, each with their own vehicle lift.
We also took a tour of the existing dealership, which you can see below:
Soon this entire space will be a showroom, with all new offices, customer lounge, and retail space. To bridge the gap between the two facilities, we will be construction a covered service drop off. Check back soon to see more the completion of the service facility, and beginning of the showroom renovation in phase 2!