Giant Eagle
Mentor, OH


Ground-up grocery store with prepared food offerings, drive-through pharmacy and support offices.

Summary of Services:

  • Refrigeration, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing system design.
  • Construction Administration and site observation reports.
  • Building envelope, MEP system and refrigeration system modeling to optimize building performance.

System Design Highlights:

  • Low and Medium temperature refrigeration rack design, walk-in cooler and freezer design, looped-piping refrigerant design, heat recovery system, condenser design and refrigeration control system optimization.
  • Prefabricated powerwall design for power distribution and controls.
  • Custom dehumidification rooftop unit design to maintain store humidity control.
  • Kitchen hood exhaust and make-up air system design.
  • Building management system design for control of refrigeration, HVAC and lighting.
  • Low voltage systems including CCTV, security and sound.
  • Grease waste system, domestic hot water/storage system, recirculating hot water, condensate collection system and reverse osmosis filtered water system design.
  • Enhanced emergency generator system design for life safety, point of sale and refrigeration loads.

Unique Project Challenges:

  • This store is currently considered Giant Eagle’s “prototype” store. With 20+ years of experience in grocery store design, we applied our MEP&R system design knowledge to this project, producing a well-coordinate set of construction documents and cost-effective, energy-efficient MEP&R systems that are critical to the operation of the store.

Square Footage:

56,200 square feet

Project Completion Date:

Spring 2019

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