Performed over two phases, Senate expanded Jenike & Johanson’s corporate headquarters to accommodate the manufacturing firm’s growing operations. The expansion represents a 75% increase to J&J’s existing space – doubling the engineering and advanced modeling and simulation departments. The 11,300 square foot addition includes both office space and a testing laboratory featuring new equipment.
For phase one, Senate completed a 6,500 square foot addition to house the necessary office space needed for their growing engineering department. Phase two encompassed the second addition of 5,000 square feet for a future lab expansion. Based on thorough budget analysis, Senate recommended moving forward with both additions to satisfy J&J’s short term needs while keeping their long term goal of a new lab within reach and budget.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)CAMBRIDGE, MA
Architect: Symmes, Mani & McKee Associates
Senate performed major renovations to 26 apartment units – including new mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems, replacement of all exterior windows and roof, and upgrade of elevator and egress stairs to code. Senate’s expertise and early involvement in the project resulted in the enhanced quality of units with design improvements using cost-efficient methods. Senate has performed several additional projects for MIT, including lab and office renovations.
After successfully introducing a number of high-purity, fluid-conveying specialty products, Integra had outgrown its facilities in Bedford, Massachusetts. A new 30,000 square foot corporate headquarters building was needed to house offices, manufacturing, and distribution. The project also included the build-out of mezzanine office space for either expansion or for sub-lease to potential tenants.
Selection of Devens Industrial Park required a thorough site plan design that would allow for maximum use of the seven-acre site for either building expansion or for sub-division of some of the parcels for sale to others. Integra’s major challenge was to complete the project – from local regulatory approvals to building occupancy – within a year after contracting Senate Construction.
In 2016, Senate returned to Integra to expand the existing structure to accommodate its growing operations. The 40,600 square foot addition includes 20,600 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of warehouse. Both spaces are Butler buildings, but this project is unique in that the warehouse was pre-engineered, and the office space was built conventionally. Senate’s team worked tirelessly in preconstruction to ensure the two structures would integrate seamlessly.
HOLY GHOST CHURCHWHITMAN, MA
Architect: Woodbrier Associates – Design/Build
For this historic restoration, Senate replicated the original building spires and balustrade destroyed in the hurricane of 1938 and created a welcoming entryway and gathering space to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the church.
The church’s unique architectural features included cast-in-place concrete, ornamental iron railings, and custom entrance door with decorative gold leafing and glazing. Senate’s team utilized new technology and current design methods to reinforce the existing bell tower and to add custom-molded GFRC spires and balustrade – seamlessly blending the new construction with the original structure.
150 BLACKSTONE RIVER ROADWORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS
Located at 150 Blackstone River Road, this 615,600 square-foot distribution center in Worcester, Massachusetts, is one of the largest construction and redevelopment projects in New England. Senate served the dual role of Construction Manager and Design-Builder of the foundation and superstructure, as well as the mechanical and electrical components of the building. In order to maintain the original building status, we reused the existing building foundation footprint.
The newly renovated building is now home to Imperial Distributors, Inc., who are now occupying approximately 325,000 square feet of available space. The building has been designed to attract local, regional and national distribution companies, as well as third party logistics, light manufacturing, assembly, and warehouse companies looking to serve this region and greater New England.
BOYNTON MEADOWSGROTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Completed over two phases, the Boynton Meadows project features both residential and retail space. The first phase of the project, located on Main Street, includes mixed-use office and retail on the first floor and features a yoga studio, bakery, and a dental office. The second phase – currently under construction – includes 15 townhouses, ranging between 2,000 and 2,500 square feet of space with additional walkout and basement space. Beautifully situated, the complex overlooks picturesque Gibbett Hill.
Senate Construction guided the permit process through the Historic Districts Commission, the Groton Design Review Committee, the Conservation Commission, and the Planning Board to receive zoning approval for 18 dwelling units. As part of the project, Senate also restored a historic, colonial structure.
TRITOWN COMMONSSTOUGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Located in the Stoughton Town Center in Stoughton, Massachusetts, this 73,000-square-foot renovation consisted of a major new façade with architectural gables significantly enhancing tenant signage and visibility, some minor re-painting of the exterior, and new LED lighting throughout the parking field. Senate Construction completed the renovations on behalf of Tri-Town Commons, LLC, a joint venture of Winstanley Enterprises, LLC, and Silvera Asset Group, LLC.
Other key members of the renovation team included Winstanley Construction Management, Winstanley Property Management, Phase Zero Design, Inc. as the project architect, Alfred Benesch & Company as a civil engineer, and Amolins Structural Consultants, Inc. as the structural engineer.