Target North Campus Parking Structure
Brooklyn Park, MN
Wells Concrete was selected as the precast provider on the parking structure portion of the Target Corporation Northern Campus expansion in Brooklyn Park, MN along with Ryan Companies (Minneapolis, MN), RSP Architects (Minneapolis, MN) and Ericksen Roed Associates Engineers (St. Paul, MN).
The three-level, 1,250- stall parking structure features thin brick and acid etched finish spandrel panels. Installation began June 1, 2013 and finished the end of August 2013.
The parking structure is a supporting component on the 150-acre campus expansion. The expansion involved the addition of two eight-story office buildings with demolition and remodel to existing buildings with a master plan for 12 buildings over six years to support Target Corporation’s growth nationwide. The use of precast was selected for the ramp to mirror an existing ramp on this campus. The owner was satisfied with the first ramp they constructed with precast and opted to continue that trend on the campus.
The precaster worked closely with Ryan Construction through preconstruction along with RSP Architects in maintaining not only the basics of production schedule and delivery but maintaining the utmost in quality of the end product. In the production phase a thin-brick quality issue came to the forefront, requiring very quick recourse to keep the project on track. In the end the brick situation was rectified and the project turned out beautifully.
Following the project, Michael Beadle, Project Manager with Ryan Construction, offered this about his experience, “Wells managed owner/ contractor expectations and actively participated in the design process to deliver durable and aesthetically pleasing products.”