August 9, 2013
Layton Construction Co., Inc. has been selected to build out three new Nike Factory Stores based on their expertise and experience in LEED construction.
The new stores are located in St. Louis, Mo., Omaha, Neb., and Oxon Hill, Md, a suburb of Washington D.C., and each store will be pursuing LEED Gold certification.
Layton Construction is successfully building the stores to fit the Nike aesthetic, with features like Nike Grind floors in locker room areas, which are made from worn out shoes diverted from the landfill. Workers are creating wall accents from reclaimed bleachers, and painting other walls with magnetic paint to support changeable magnetic Nike wall murals.
In addition to floors made with recycled content, some features contributing to each store’s LEED certification are high-efficiency mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems and controls. Each store is being built with framing, drywall, agrifiber woods, and other building materials made from high recycled content. Layton Construction is also diverting over 90 percent of construction waste from the landfill for recycling.
Storage areas in the back of the store are being built on track systems for store inventory organization.
The St. Louis store is about 12,000 square feet and the Omaha and Oxon Hill stores are 15,000 square feet.
Layton Construction first built a strong relationship with Nike when they constructed the 12,000-square-foot Nike Factory Store at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, Utah.
With over 300 U.S. retail stores, and more than 750 retail stores worldwide, Nike has the experience to know that Layton Construction was a trusted team player to build their newest stores.
The St. Louis store is nearly complete and will be finished on Aug. 22, 2013. Construction on the Omaha and Oxon Hills stores starts later in August, and they will be finished in November.
Nike sells more than one million pairs of shoes per day, and Layton Construction is proud to help them continue to build their retail success.