Kings of Cars! Eastman Cooke Slated to Build Two Jaguar/Land Rover Dealerships
Premier midsized construction company resumes work on 100Ksf Coney Island dealership and breaks ground on 80Ksf showroom with service and sales centers in Glen Cove, Long Island
Both venues to feature sustainable amenities and electric vehicle chargers for new fleets
NEW YORK (July 12, 2021) – Eastman Cooke & Associates, a New York-based, mid-sized construction company, has resumed work on a 100,000-square-foot combination Jaguar and Land Rover dealership at 809 Neptune Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn, following an extended pandemic-related hiatus. Concurrently, the firm has recently broken ground on a multi-purpose site for the luxury automobile brands at 70 Cedar Swamp Road in Glen Cove, Long Island, comprising an approximately 40,000-square-foot service center and 40,000-square-foot sales office and showroom. With a focus on sustainability and advanced comfort, both venues will also introduce electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to accommodate new models of electric and hybrid Jaguars and Land Rovers.
“Each of these projects has entailed great flexibility in order to adapt to changing requirements, such as accommodations for the new electric-powered vehicles, along with revised building designs,” says Peter Morandi, Eastman Cooke, CEO, LEED AP. “We are delighted to have the Brooklyn project restarted, as we had completed the pre-construction project development, including a test pile program, saving our client close to $1 million in construction costs. Utilizing our ‘Pre Job Planning’ process, we were able to complete the deep foundations and structural steel erection without missing a beat.”
To expedite the construction of the two sites, projected to be completed in 2022, Eastman Cooke is implementing its proprietary Work Smart System. The program entails a series of highly collaborative, step-by-step protocols led the firm’s project managers, estimators, and field staff.
The current Jaguar/Land Rover sites represent the third and fourth dealership projects Eastman Cooke has implemented on behalf of owner’s representative The Eagleton Kathe Company. The two earlier projects encompassed an Audi dealership in Queens and a Mercedes Benz dealership in Brooklyn. For all these projects, Eastman Cooke has provided expert value engineering and design assist to ensure all requirements are delivered to the client’s satisfaction. Following in stride with the process used on all Eastman Cooke’s jobs, pre-construction and project development services delivered substantial cost and schedule savings to the owner.
Adds Jim Eagleton, Eagleton Kathe Company, “The team at Eastman Cooke has overcome every challenge in a professional manner. They respond to our needs to a meticulous degree and have consistently brought all of our projects together to fruition. We were thrilled with the results and very proud of the Queens dealership facility and looking forward to the results on these next ones.”
The consultants for the Glen Cove, Long Island Jaguar/Land Rover project include: The Eagleton Kathe Company (Owner’s Representative); SNS Architects & Engineers (Architect); Omdex Engineering (MEP); and VHB Engineering (Civil).
The consultants for the Brooklyn Jaguar/Land Rover project, include: The Eagleton Kathe Company (Owner’s Representative); Penny Design Group, LLC (Architect); MG Engineering, D.P.C. (MEP); Desimone Consulting Engineering (Structural); and civil engineer, AKRF, Inc. (Civil).
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About Eastman Cooke & Associates
Eastman Cooke & Associates is a New York-based, mid-sized general contracting and construction management founded by Peter Morandi, Chief Executive Officer, LEED AP. A leader in sustainability and innovative practices, such as its proprietary Work Smart System, Eastman Cooke projects encompass ground-up construction, renovations, and upgrades. Its diverse project portfolio includes everything from corporate interiors, massive auto dealerships, specialty retail, and non-profit offices, to healthcare facilities, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories, and more. Since its inception in 2009, the firm has maintained a credo of strong client relationships, trusting partnerships with consultants, and a commitment to providing unparalleled service.
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