SAN DIEGO (Jan. 25, 2007)– Murphy Development Company has delivered a highly specialized 103,908-square-foot building to Kojima America Corporation, manufacturer of precision components for plasma TVs, in less than six months. The built-to-suit office and warehouse manufacturing space, located in Otay Mesa’s Siempre Viva Business Park at 8917 Kerns St., San Diego, 92154, features 10,000 square feet of improved office space.
Kojima America will use the facility for its steel press operations. Customized upgrades included two machine pits, increasing the power to the building from 2,000 to 8,000 amps, changing two concrete sheer walls to steel moment frames, increasing the slab on-grade from 6 inches to 8 inches, and adding two over-size grade-access doors that are 20-by-24 feet.
The development team, whose tight coordination was able to deliver this complex project one week under schedule, included Lusardi Construction Company, Gene Cipparone Architects, Wise+ Rohy Structural Engineers, Butsko Utility Design, K&S Engineers, Teshima Design Group, Bemus Landscaping, Can-Do Electric, ICS Plumbing, Lifeguard Fire Protection and
Brian Cox Mechanical.
Timely technical data on the intricate design from Kojima America Corporation and West Wing Corporation, Kojima’s construction consultant, was indispensable to maintaining the precise schedule.
“Murphy Development and their development team performed exceptionally well, delivering a complex facility in a rigorous time frame,” said Toshi Kurematsu, president of West Wing Corporation. “The complex coordination by the numerous entities involved was impressive.”
Hack Adams, partner and director of marketing for Murphy Development Company, praised the entire team. “This multifaceted project was not possible without the dedication and perseverance of our valued partner Lusardi Construction Company and their quality subs, our longtime architects and engineers, and Kojima and West Wing Corp. San Diego City Councilman Ben Hueso and his staff also played a valuable role in helping move construction changes through the processing channels in an expedient manner. This was a mammoth logistical undertaking in which we can all take pride.”
Kojima America’s Building 11 is the final component within Siempre Viva Business Park’s 590,000-square-foot Eastern Phase. The business park, one of the most successful developments in San Diego County, is home to a variety of high-profile Fortune 500 tenants, including General Dynamics/ NASSCO, UPS, Iron Mountain, Hitachi, Mattel, VF Corporation, Bose Corporation and Pioneer Speakers.
Murphy Development Company is the largest commercial real estate developer on Otay Mesa. The firm has completed in excess of 3.7 million square feet of space on Otay Mesa and has plans for an additional 2.5 million square feet of corporate industrial, technology, and office space.