We broke ground for the Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, a project of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. (SOLEIF) working in partnership with the National ParkService, on October 6, 2016.
Phelps Construction Group was selected by the Foundation as the construction manager during the early stages of the project and has played a vital role in the design development, working alongside the architect, FXFOWLE, in determining how to construct the museum most efficiently on the Island. This sustainable building will be constructed with a first floor above the 500-year flood level and will be able to withstand hurricane force winds, which in the past have severely damaged both Liberty and Ellis Island. The exterior of the museum will feature an expansive green roof which will include vegetation native to the Island. The interior of the museum will feature exhibits created by ESI Design including an immersive theater, engagement gallery and an inspiration gallery. Additionally, the museum will house the original Statue of Liberty torch, which Phelps Construction Group will be moving from its current location in the Statue’s base to the new museum.
When complete, the museum will give millions of visitors the opportunity to learn about the Statue of Liberty’s history, influence, and legacy through interactive displays and artifacts including the Statue’s original torch. The 26,000 square foot museum is expected to be completed in 2019.
NEWARK, NJ – Phelps Construction Group and KSS Architects have partnered for the design and construction of TEAM Academy Charter School‘s new school on Littleton Avenue. The new 104,000 SF charter school will be home to approximately 540 high school students when complete with features such as science labs for biology, physics, and chemistry, a library, and classrooms with the latest technology.
The school features innovate design, incorporating two two-story bridge trusses over the two story gymnasium to support the additional floors above. In addition to the gymnasium an athletic field will be constructed. Upon completion, both will be accessible to the community when school is not in session.
The project is currently in the design phase and construction is expected to start early Spring 2015.
GLEN ROCK, NJ - We recently completed construction of a new 16,600 SF retail building for Bottle King. The store was welcomed to the community with a flag-raising ceremony on Friday, July 22.
HANOVER, NJ - This new retail plaza at the corner of Ridgedale Avenue & East Hanover Avenue will be the new home of tenants such as TJ Maxx, Home Goods, 5 Below, Ulta Beauty, Quick Check, Med Express, and Auto Zone. For leasing opportunities please contact Welco Realty.
NEWARK, NJ – This existing 124,107 SF building sits on 2.2 acres at the intersection of 18th Avenue and Elizabeth Street. The original structure was built in 1876 and later renovated in 1923. Until the end of the 2012 school year, the building was in use by the Newark Public School System.
The future tenant, TEAM Academy Charter Schools currently has five schools on five campuses in Newark serving students in grades Kindergarten through 12th.
We were brought on board by the Friends of TEAM Academy in the Pre-Construction Phase of this project in order to provide a comprehensive budget, constructability review and value engineering. We have also been selected as the General Contractor to historically restore the facade and historically preserve the “historic fabric” of the school.
When complete the building will accommodate one elementary school and one middle school with an expected student population of 1,000.
NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Construction at Global Auto Mall, a family owned dealership carrying new and pre-owned Hyundai, Chevrolet, Kia, Jeep and Mitsubishi vehicles was completed in November 2012.
The existing Chevrolet dealership was completely renovated to meet new Chevy facility image standards. Our project included updating the interior showroom and office spaces to create an open floor plan and building a new Service Drive with a clearly defined path to the service desk.
A new 3,400 SF showroom was constructed for JEEP complete with wood plank porcelain floor tile and natural stone veneer wall finishes. The existing office space was also renovated to create an open floor plan.
The exterior facade of JEEP, Hyundai, and Chevrolet was remodeled to create a welcoming face for buyers.
Phelps Construction Group has been chosen by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. to work with them to complete the construction of The Peopling of America® Center at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The Peopling of America® Center will expand upon the Ellis Island years of immigration to include the entire panorama of the American experience. How we became Americans, how we made and are still making the journey here, how we created and continue to influence our communities, and how this nation looks forward to building for the future.
The first phase entailed the renovation of a portion of the museum and the necessary hazardous material, environmental cleanup and demolition work required for the completion of the new offices for the National Park Service in order to make room for the new museum. Working with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Park Service, Phelps Construction Group performed the pre-construction, including the evaluation of the Historical impact of the project on Ellis Island, construction logistics, scheduling and budgeting for the project.
Phase I of the museum project was completed in October 2011, welcoming tourists to discover immigration from the Colonial Era, approximately 1550 until 1890, when Ellis Island originally opened. Interactive exhibits and presentations tell stories of the journey to America and efforts to build our nation. The Flag of Faces, an interactive photo montage, has also been unveiled featuring pictures of families, past and present, that share the experience of being a proud American citizen.
Ellis Island was closed in October 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on Ellis Island, Phelps Construction has become involved in the clean up and restoration of the MEP infrastructure to the Island, performing Logistic Planning, Scheduling and budgeting for both The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and the National Park Service. Phelps Construction Group has been instrumental in the efforts to restore Ellis Island and complete Phase II of the museum project.
For more information on the The Peopling of America® Center visit www.ellisisland.org.
New Jersey Devils and New Jersey Ironmen Executive Offices
NEWARK, NJ – This fast track project consisted of the complete interior construction of the 18,000 square foot, four story office building attached to the Prudential Center Arena in Newark, and the interior construction of a 3,000 square foot tenant space located inside the Arena. The four story office building is occupied by the New Jersey Devils owners, coaches, executive management, and marketing personnel while the tenant space inside the Arena houses the executive management and coaches of the New Jersey Ironmen of the Xtreme Soccer League. The first elevated floor, which is occupied by the New Jersey Devils coaches, was completed in less than 4 weeks, while the balance of the project was completed in less than 8 weeks, including extensive high end furnishings and finishes.
NEW MILFORD, NJ - Institute for Educational Achievement has decided to expand their facilities to accommodate their ever-growing community. As a proud supporter of the IEA and their message, we are eager to construct their facility.
NEWARK, NJ - Prior to the opening of the New Jersey Devils 2015-2016 season, we renovated portions of the Prudential Center. Including the Fire, Ice, and Goal Bars. Pictured here is the Ice Bar.
Images displayed of Ice Bar & Fire Bar.
NEWARK, NJ - Phelps is proud to be working for TEAM Academy Charter Schools once again with the construction of a 7,800 square foot, one story gymnasium addition to their existing middle school. The gymnasium will feature sports flooring, divider curtains, and new gym equipment. Expected completion is Summer 2015.
Summit, New Jersey - This project entailed renovating a 5,500 square foot space for incoming tenant Grey Healthcare Group, a global healthcare marketing and communications agency. This contemporary tenant fit-out consisted of constructing conference rooms, offices, and shared workstations complete with all telephone and data systems.
LITTLE FALLS, NJ -Repeat customer, Parabolic Performance and Rehab, hired us for the interior renovation of their second location. The state-of-the-art facility is located at Montclair State University in Floyd Hall overlooking the hockey arena.
Previously, we completed the interior fit-out of their 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art rehab facility located in Montclair, NJ.
Parabolic Performance and Rehab offers physical therapy, personal training, massage therapy, and post-surgical rehab services.
MARLBORO, NJ – The project consisted of the selective demolition, renovation, and addition of the Church of Saint Gabriel. The work included a new entrance canopy, two side entry vestibule additions, a new cupola, various alterations to the altar, new pews, and entry doors.
PARAMUS, NJ – This project involved the selective demolition and interior fit-out of an existing 7,000 SF medical office space. The new space features eight exam rooms, two X-Ray rooms in addition to a staff lounge, reception area, scheduling area, support areas, and offices. In addition to the interior changes, a private entrance was constructed for the Hospital of Special Surgery.
ELLIS ISLAND, NY/NJ - We are currently renovating the 2nd Floor Offices in the Laundry / Hospital Outbuilding for Save Ellis Island. The Laundry/Hospital Outbuilding is architecturally significant. Constructed of red brick with projecting quoins and limestone trim, the Hospital Outbuilding was designed to echo elements of the main hospital building on Island 2 and the main immigration building on Island 1. It is also significant as part of the first major integrated hospital of the twentieth century and for its role in the early years of the U.S. Public Health Service. Its greater significance, however, is due to its place in the history of Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as the gateway to America for twelve million new immigrants - over 1.2 million of which were treated in the Ellis Island hospital complex. Today, over forty percent of all Americans and half of all New Jersey residents can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island, and it is one of the country’s most popular destinations, with nearly two million visitors each year. For more information on the rehabilitation of the Laundry Hospital Outbuilding or the Ellis Island Hospital Complex visit www.saveellisisland.org
MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – This project entails the construction on a new 189,000 SF food processing facility for Fratelli Beretta U.S.A. The facility will include 177,000 SF of food processing and 12,000 SF of office space. Fratelli Beretta U.S.A., which has been producing fine Italian meats for over 200 years, will be operating out of Mount Olive for the first quarter of 2015.
NEWARK, NJ – Phelps Construction Group was incredibly proud to participate in the revitalization of the City of Newark, NJ. One of the nation’s major air, shipping, and rail hubs, Newark is now home to ‘Teachers Village at Four Corners’ -a major urban renewal project housing charter schools, apartments for educators and a new retail corridor. Phelps was awarded the first project, ‘Building Two’, a four-story 104,000 SF charter school building with first floor retail space in 2011. We broke ground for the project in February 2012 and completed the project in June 2013. TEAM Academy and Discovery Charter School currently occupy the building along with six retail stores.
The second project of Teachers Village at Four Corners’ , ‘Building Five’, is a five-story, 40,000 SF charter school with five retail spaces. ‘Building Five’ currently houses the Great Oaks Academy and the Chen School daycare which along with ‘Building Two’serves about 800 students from kindergarten through eighth grade and 150 children in daycare. The remaining six buildings will have 224 housing units to accommodate teachers and almost 20 additional retail spaces. This project is part of Newark’s greater plan to revitalize the city by bringing in new businesses along with 224 housing units to accommodate teachers in an effort to further improve area schools.
LIVINGSTON, NJ – This project consisted of a major renovation of an existing building and a two-story addition. The retail plaza, completed in October 2013, serves as the new location for the Livingston Bottle King, CVS, and new Corporate Headquarters of Allied Management, Inc.
LIVINGSTON, NJ – This fast track project consisted of the renovation of an existing retail plaza. Cost Plus World Market has moved into 17,625 SF and buy buy Baby will be occupying the adjacent 25,000 SF. The two retail tenants moved in, June 2014.
PCG also constructed a Nordstrom Rack and the retail tenant is set to move in October 2014.
ROSELAND, NJ – Phelps Construction Group worked for Normandy Real Estate Partners on the interior demolition and renovation of 3 Becker Farm Road. 4,000 SF of first floor space and an additional 26,000 SF of second floor space has been renovated into new offices and a conference center for a prominent New Jersey law firm.