A project to deliver a new Porsche showroom for Jackson’s Garage in Jersey has proved a great success.
The project saw an existing facility extended through the erection of a steel framed single storey building, measuring approximately 280 sq metres. The extension was installed for the use of Porsche car sales department and includes a tiled ceramic floor finish and designer lighting.
Work reached completion on the project in August 2013. AC Mauger Special Projects – a division of Style Group – was the main contractor on the project, whilst Waddington Architects provided all architectural services on the 20-week scheme.
AC Mauger Special Projects was developed by Style Group to provide clients with a personal service, which is tailored to suit individual needs of each client, no matter what the size of the project. Established as a valuable addition to AC Mauger Construction, the Special Projects division is a customer focused company which has steadily built a great reputation for its work on domestic extensions through to one-off new builds, restorations and small commercial projects.
As with any commercial premises, the programme was critical to achieve whilst maintaining the very high standards of workmanship as required by both Jackson’s Garage and Porsche.
Commenting on the new extension for Jackson’s Garage, AC Mauger Special Projects Director, Steve Romeril, said:
“Careful planning at the early stage of the works with the design team and subcontractors was required to coordinate many different elements of this building.”
“The project was completed on time and within budget and with many comments on the high standard of workmanship.”
The external facade of the new extension includes cladding with extensive double glazing and aluminium panels, each weighing half a tonne, which presented logistical difficulties in getting these products safely to the island and careful coordination on the installation.
Style Windows provided the glazing aluminium curtain walling, brise soleil and high performance bi-folding doors on the project. The bi-folding doors and brise soleil are the highest specification Schuco products, designed using precision engineering.
Features of the extension include a Renolit single ply membrane roof covering system and glazed elevations, carefully designed and installed to add to the high appearance of the building.
To round out the project, a special curved metallic facade cladding was fitted which included illuminated Porsche signage. An internal fit-out, including furniture was then implemented and a small amount of associated landscaping work was conducted to tie the extension in with its surroundings.
Work on this project was carried out with extreme care and attention, allowing the existing garage to operate with minimum disruption, and at the same time meeting the precise specifications and high standards required by Porsche. The co-ordination between the steel frame and the specialist cladding subcontractors was critical to the timely and successful completion of the project.
“We have previously worked on projects for Jackson’s and built their original showroom many years ago. This relationship is very important to us and the project manager was very happy with how smoothly the work ran. The end-product is such a high standard as Porsche have high specifications.”