This new Publix supermarket is a complete interior renovation of an existing Martin’s grocery store in the Harbour Pointe Shopping Center off Hull Street Road and marks the grocer’s first store in Chesterfield County.
The 53,000-square-foot store includes a bakery, a drive-thru pharmacy, deli, grocery, produce, seafood, meat and floral departments. The project also adds amenities such as a pharmacy with on-the-go medical clinic, Starbucks Cafe and event planning space.
The project scope includes re-roofing the existing structure, a complete slab replacement to facilitate new store layout, all-new mechanical, refrigeration and electrical systems and Publix signature epoxy-resin terrazzo floor. This project represents one of the first Publix stores to open in the greater Richmond market.
Like most renovation projects, this one came with unique challenges. Minimizing vibration transfer to the sensitive medical equipment in an adjacent MRI center required very thoughtful and thorough coordination. Heavy construction activities such as saw cutting and jack hammering the existing concrete slab were scheduled at night to prevent disruption to the center’s daily operations. This off-hour work was closely managed to guarantee there was no impact to the project’s overall schedule.