This 63,000 square foot project consisted of a fleet vehicle sales for new and used cars and a service facility for Lakewood Ford, in Lakewood, WA. The site formerly housed mobile buildings and the old Pierce County maintenance facility – all of which were demolished. The development of this new facility was supported by the City of Lakewood, in conjunction with the simultaneous construction of the new Sound Transit southernmost stop and parking garage across Pacific Highway, as well as road and signal improvements. This project continued the revitalization occurring all along Pacific Highway.
The building was designed by Helix Architecture, following Fordland’s initial design concept. Sierra was selected as contractor very early on, with beneficial results in constructability and cost-effective design throughout the process. The structure is constructed of integrally colored CMU, with steel roof joists and TPO roofing. There are Alucobond metal panels accenting the radiused “wing” on the front of the dealership to create its identity. Set on a 7 acre site with a very well lit sales lot, the dealership shows well both night and day.
The 15,000 square foot showroom is outfitted with tile floors, maple woodwork, and stainless steel accents. It is a very light and open area, with perimeter sales offices directly against the 20’ high glass exterior wall. Sales and finance offices surround the showroom, with a comfortable sales and business waiting area that is outfitted with flat panel TV and WiFi.
The 36-stall, 25,000 square foot service bay anchors the facility, with new state of the art equipment, lifts, and workbenches. The entire service bay is radiant heated, with very large overhead doors to allow servicing of the large fleet trucks that are sold by the dealership. The dealership also contains a large parts department – with both retail and wholesale parts storage and distribution.