Swedish Home Furnishings Retailer IKEA Secures Contractors for its Second Dallas-Area Store
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA IKEA announces the contractors hired for building its second Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, -area store, opening in Grand Prairie, Texas.
IKEA has chosen MYCON General Contractors to serve as the construction manager for the IKEA Grand Prairie site work and store development project. MYCON is an industry-leading commercial contractor based in Dallas specializing in ground-up construction services.
Pending remaining permits, this progress allows the project to continue on track for site work to commence, with groundbreaking in October 2016, and a store opening in Fall 2017, increasing the Swedish retailer's presence in Texas.
Other firms assisting with this project are: real estate brokerage Segovia Retail Group for site selection support; Jackson Walker for local land use counsel; Winkelmann and Associates for civil engineering; Lee Engineering for traffic and transportation planning, KJWW Engineering Consultants for structural; Terracon for geotechnical services; ACIES Engineering for mechanical, electrical and plumbing design; and GreenbergFarrow as project architect.
"With a contractor onboard, plans can proceed towards opening the future IKEA Grand Prairie," said Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. President. "This store will provide a more convenient IKEA shopping experience for current and potential customers throughout central and western parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex."
More than 500 jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase with more than 300 IKEA jobs when the new store opens.
Located approximately 14 miles west of downtown Dallas and 18 miles east of downtown Fort Worth, the 290,000-square-foot future IKEA Grand Prairie and its 1,100 parking spaces will be built on 30 acres along the eastern side of State Highway 161 and Mayfield Road, north of Interstate-20.