When IKEA opened their first north Florida store, it was the 46th in the U.S. This regional store features nearly 10,000 items. Consistent with its global mission of minimizing impacts on the environment, the building includes a rooftop solar array supporting a 1.89 MW system, built with 5,472 panels and producing approximately 2.75 million kWh of electricity annually for the store. This is equal to the emissions of 409 cars or providing electricity for 204 homes yearly.
The store is an average size for IKEA, but there was a design challenge based on the limited size of the site. To ensure proper drainage, Prosser designed the stormwater system to include vaults installed under parking areas. These vaults receive the drainage from 6.5 acres of roof area and paved surfaces, making it one of the largest underground stormwater vault systems in Florida. This project showcases Prosser’s expertise with resource stewardship, efficiency and cost effectiveness, which are always at the forefront of our design and engineering approach.
METRICS 25 acres, 290,000 SF, 275 Seat Restaurant, 950 Parking Spaces
LOCATION Jacksonville, FL
SERVICES Engineering & Permitting