Satterfield & Pontikes Construction recently completed construction of the new Micro Center electronics store in the Galleria/Bellaire area. The new 32,000 square foot store replaces its previous 610 West Loop store near San Felipe. The $6 million project was constructed on a 3.5-acre site and is part of a larger retail development.
The new store, which opened for business on October 16, includes a large showroom with 50 percent more floor space that offers 40,000 items and 350 computing devices on display. New and expanded departments include a Build Your Own PC section, 3-D printers, do-it-yourself components, and a new Knowledge Bar offering free walk-up tech support.
Powers Brown Architects provided design and architectural services. The building features concrete tilt-wall panel construction with exterior finishes of stone and masonry veneer, metal panels and opaque glass storefront. Project work was performed by S&P’s Houston Business Unit. Construction was completed in less than six months and was delivered ahead of schedule.
A unique feature of the project is the 90-foot “tower” rising through the roof that displays the LED-lit Micro Center sign that changes colors at night. Project work also included new parking/paving with 300 vehicle parking spaces, sidewalks, utilities and supporting site improvements.