Project Profile

General Dynamics Cafeteria

Restaurants + Food Service

MODERNIZATION OF EXISTING CAFETERIA

CREATING AN INVITING LUNCH-TIME GATHERING SPACE

Sachse Construction was hired by long-standing client General Dynamics to renovate 5,000 square feet of their office to include a new cafeteria. The project consisted of the demolition of the existing occupied cafeteria areas and repurposing the spaces into a modern, coffee shop-style café, and a refresh of the entire food serving area.

The Sachse Construction team built a temporary wall as a dust barrier system, performed selective demolition, built new metal stud walls, and installed new doors, frames, hardware, millwork, sinks, flooring, food service equipment, lighting, bulkheads, and acoustic ceilings. Corrective action was required to fix existing fireproofing issues as well as high- and low-voltage work within the space.

Because the space was occupied during construction, Sachse Construction worked closely with the owner’s representative and the food service staff to phase the construction. This phasing ensured all areas were accessible to General Dynamics employees while minimizing disruptions to daily operations from construction activities, material staging, and workflow.

The kitchen remained operational until Phase 3 during a two-week holiday building shutdown. The project team capitalized on this slow period by installing the entire main cafeteria area during this time.

After three months of construction, the Sachse Construction team completed another successful project for General Dynamics.