HagerSmith Design was procured to provide architectural and engineering services for the relocated Bobby Murray Chevrolet Dealership. The existing facility, located in Downtown Raleigh, is landlocked and inadequate for the current needs and demands. Through a schematic design process, inclusive of the owner, HagerSmith designed a masterplan for the new facility on a 20 acre site on US-1 in Wake Forest, NC. Based on future forecast, they believe the high visibility of their new home will increase sales considerably.
The 48,000 square foot building contains a state of the art showroom floor with supportive office spaces and training areas, as well as a 20,000 square foot service center area of the building contains a large storage area for parts, a service writing area for vehicular drop off, and a large Shop area containing 17 lifts for vehicular maintenance. Also on the site is a 6,000 sf body shop and car wash building.
Careful consideration was given to maintain the architectural standards established by Chevrolet Corporate Headquarters to reinforce Chevrolet’s branding elements. A prototype set of documents from Chevrolet were used as the basis of design.