Fields Auto Group
JRB Group Architects
For more than fifteen years, the Fields Auto Group, JRB Group Architects and ICI have collaborated on numerous car dealership design and construction projects. During that time, projects have entailed the construction fo new, ground up facilities as well as the renovation, conversion or expansion of existing facilities. The 33,240 SF Land Rover Dealership in Eatonville, Florida is an excellent example of the schedule and cost efficiencies possible when this well-acquainted team collaborates. The new dealership was completed for $5.5 million within a 10 month project schedule.
The dealership features a contemporary interior and exterior design with the added amenities of a customer lounge, patio and Land Rover off-road test track with water feature.
The service area is particularly unique featuring 17 service bays, one alignment rack and three detail bays. Energy efficient, high speed motion sensors activate the bay doors when a vehicle approaches. The maintenance free floors are poured, dyed with a concrete finish, and then sealed with a buffering polish.
During the preconstruction phase, ICI provided over $110,000 in value engineering options. Also during design, ICI and JRB Group worked closely in the redesign of the shop light fixture package. T8 fluorescent light fixtures were installed, reducing energy usage throughout the store. Furthermore, an environmentally safe, filtered, underground runoff system was developed conserving usage of public wastewater treatment facilities.