Turning an older, tired cooking school space and reimagining it into a modern office, maintenance, repair and distribution facility for the aviation industry was all part of the most recently completed project for Excel Construction of Florida, a leading South Florida-based industrial and commercial construction company.
Excel Construction of Florida completed the 61,085-sq.-ft. expansion of the headquarters of VSE Aviation Services (VSE), formerly 1st Choice Aerospace, which now occupies 104,996 sq. ft. of space in MPC-22B at 3321-3361 Enterprise Way in the Miramar Park of Commerce.
“The beauty of this project was the transformation of this space from what was previously Le Cordon Bleu cooking school to a state-of-the-art aviation facility,” said Excel Construction of Florida President Eric Wolf. “The contrast between the two spaces couldn’t be more profound. With this challenging and transformative project, we were able to salvage and integrate some existing components while upgrading and revitalizing the space into something fresh and new.”
The VSE expanded space includes the addition of new offices, restrooms, a large and colorful breakroom, maintenance and repair space and a new distribution area. Offices and conference rooms are glass-front with stylish and durable finishes from floor to ceiling. Excel Construction of Florida also worked closely with suppliers on modern custom furnishings and fully integrated technology for the space.
“We’ve been fortunate to complete several aviation-related projects this year in Miramar and have completed countless new tenant buildouts, expansions and new building construction projects here, which helped to ensure that this project was completed seamlessly,” noted Wolf.
Headquartered in South Florida, VSE provides services and parts for commercial, cargo, business, general aviation, military, defense and rotorcraft customers globally. VSE supports operators around the globe through maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for engine accessories and traditional commercial components.
A Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) project, the buildout was designed by Tewes Design Group, LLC and was completed in July 2021.
For more information about Excel Construction of Florida, visit excelsf.com.