Conco has provided concrete services for an array of construction projects including that of helping to build a large grocery/produce store in Berkeley, CA. The $30 million Berkeley Bowl West was built as a sister store following the popularity of the original Berkeley Bowl. The new store is more spacious than the original one and at 140,000 sq. ft. became the largest grocery operation in the East Bay Area.
The Berkeley Bowl West was built with both surface and underground parking, and provides a total of 211 parking spots that is twice the amount of parking at the original store. The careful attention to parking was to ensure that the crowded parking situation at the Berkeley Bowl would not occur at the new store.
The contractor for the project was Oliver & Company and the architect was Kava Massih Architects. The engineer was Rutherford & Chekene and Conco provided the concrete work. The building was constructed with many sustainable features and was equipped by the Sun Light & Power company with 636 solar panels that powers much of the building’s operations.
The interior of the Berkeley Bowl West is designed to have wider aisles to make for easier navigation than the original store and the produce and bulk food sections are both larger to meet the demand. The store does not just offer groceries but has a wide range of prepared foods as well as a large café and kitchen area. The building is spacious enough to house the offices for both of the stores, a warehouse, and a 3,000 sq. ft. community room. A portion of the produce and meats sold are organic and much of it comes from local farms.
When your project demands exceptional services and the best value, Conco can deliver. We have been offering premium concrete services throughout the Western U.S. since 1959, and have a regional office in the San Jose area. With state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities, we work diligently to meet goals and stay within budget.