Admares launches first modular project in North America

by Kimberly Greene13 Feb 2020

Turnkey construction company Admares launches its first North American development, a 10,000 square foot commercial property in Brooklyn, New York.

The construction project will be executed via the new modular construction technology developed by Admares, called Building 4.0, and is in partnership with Porsche Consulting, a global authority in industrial processes and manufacturing. 

“This is an exciting and significant moment in history as we bring the modular construction of the future to New York City with our industry innovators, Porsche Consulting,” said Admares CEO Mikael Hedberg, adding that this marks the company's first North American project. “Building 4.0 technology allows us to complete 100% modules in the assembly factory. The completed modules can then be installed quickly over two days, causing minimum disturbance to the surrounding neighborhood.”

Using the technology developed by Admares, Building 4.0 allows for nearly all of the construction to take place in a U.S.-based factory, with a very small percentage of the above grade building actually completed onsite.

The development is located at 58 Grattan Street, in the heart of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. In addition to the elevator-serviced commercial space, it will also include a ground floor retail space featuring double height ceilings, a terrace, and three floors of up to five commercial loft/studios.

Modular technology is the future of construction and manufacturing, and we’re honored and excited to partner with Admares and Porsche Consulting. We are proud to be a part of a team bringing these forward-thinking building techniques to Brooklyn and New York City,” said Andy Epstein, Managing Member of Bushwack 7, LLC – Ownership to 58 Grattan Street.

The same technology has been the basis of Admares’ new modular assembly factory, which was designed in cooperation with Porsche Consulting. The new smart factory is planned to break ground during 2020 and be completed in 2022. Porsche Consulting is the exclusive manufacturing consultant for Admares. As such, it will work to improve the overall manufacturing efficiency of Building 4.0.

Building 4.0’s development is being led by developers from The Skylight Development Group and Easy Street Properties, which has been involved in several New York City-based projects, including the Elsewhere Music Venue and The Townhomes of Marlborough Road, which are both also in Brooklyn. The project is designed by Brooklyn-based architecture studio, PAUL.nyc. 

Enlighted, Inc., a Siemens Company and leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT)—will provide a platform that is integrated throughout 58 Grattan Street, creating a “sensory system” using smart sensors densely distributed through lighting fixtures.

“Working with pioneers such as Enlighted and Porsche Consulting allows us to bring modular construction to the forefront and create the best possible facilities we can,” Hedberg said. “Beyond that, these partnerships underscore Admares’ mission to create an end-to-end solution for commercial construction. We are selling our clients products with guaranteed cost, time and consistent quality, which will be completed in a smart factory instead of projects with varying cost, time and quality which are completed outdoors in challenging conditions.”

Admares is a privately-held company that is headquartered in Finland. It is a leader in alternative real estate, using construction methods that combine cutting-edge marine, offshore, land and modular construction techniques. Admares utilizes highly specialized proprietary modular technology to build custom-designed private villas, hotels, beach resorts, piers, islands or even complete cities. Their turnkey modular construction and pre-assembly solutions allow the majority of the construction and outfitting to take place off-site, which minimizes disruption and reduces on-site construction time frames.

Building 4.0 is expected to break ground in March 2020.