Acella Renovates Historic Church

Hingham, MA – Acella Construction Corporation  has completed renovations for the historic circa-1847 Hingham Congregational Church. Acella Project Manager Ryan Klebes and Superintendent Tom DePalma oversaw the church renovation with RDA Associates as the Architect of Record.

Hingham Congregational Church.

The $3 million renovation, which began with a ground-breaking last summer, carefully balanced the need to repair the building’s aging infrastructure, while respecting and preserving the house of worship.

Although the project initially began with a goal of making the building more accessible and welcoming, safety issues were realized and addressed to ensure the building was both up-to-code and up-to-date.  The new exterior ramp now provides a means of dignified access to the sanctuary through the Church’s front door for visitors of all physical abilities, and the building’s failing elevator was also replaced.

The Hale Fellowship Hall and renovated kitchen is an expanded and more welcoming space for social events. Additional interior upgrades include restrooms, vestry, classrooms, meeting and outreach spaces. A new outdoor stone patio for gathering and functions, and a new children’s play area off the vestry maximize and facilitate use of outdoor space.