Sordoni Construction successfully completed the renovation of IKEA’s 352,000 sf North American Flagship Store located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As one of IKEA’s largest volume facilities in the world and operating on a 24/7 basis, Sordoni’s Construction Management team handled the complex coordination of 23 independent phases of construction without interruption to IKEA’s operations. Areas of renovation and new construction included customer self-service, product displays, cafeteria-style restaurants, a new elevator and the children’s play area. All construction was completed while successfully maintaining a 0.0 loss time due to our comprehensive safety program.

Since Sordoni was brought on-board in the pre-construction phase we were able to save the client an additional $1 million dollars through value engineering and the procurement process. The savings allowed the client to add much needed improvements including a new roof and upgrades to the loading dock and recycling center to name just a few. The project also included a complete renovation of the buildings electrical service, mechanical system, fire suppression system, building automation system and energy management system.

Location:Elizabeth, New JerseyCompletion:April 2010Client:Inter IKEA Systems B.V.Size:352,000 sfServices:Construction ManagementArchitect:Greenburg Farrow