Somerville, MA – Brava Electric & Telecom, Inc., based in Brockton, has completed the core and shell electrical construction of the Bow Market project in Union Square in Somerville.
The development is an adaptive reuse project in which the storage bays at an old storage building have been transformed into small-scale boutique shops, food vendors, a microbrewery, and an array of artists from the Greater Boston area.
Brava teamed with GC Essex Builders Corp., Canton; architect Boyes-Watson Architects, Somerville; EE Building Engineering Resources, Easton; and owner BWB, LLC, Somerville. The contractor commenced work in September 2017, and the project was completed, as scheduled, in May 2018, when Bow Market opened to the public.
Brava Electric’s vice president, Brenden DeAndrade, and foreman Roger Richard managed the fast-track, 10-month project supervising a crew of eight IBEW Local 103 electricians and two technicians.
The project scope entailed installation of the facility’s power distribution, fire alarm system, lighting and lighting control systems, as well as the tel/data infrastructure to each of Bow Market’s 34 boutique shops, restaurants, and brewery. Power distribution is provided from Eversource vaults into the development’s main electric room.
Brava installed a 1600A switchboard, which feeds 100A electrical panels in each of the tenant spaces. Unique exterior accent lighting is provided via LED tape lights installed in the supporting beams of the Bow Market development.
Also provided were electrical fit-outs for several of the marketplace’s tenants, including Remnant Brewing Company, a microbrewery located in the heart of the plaza. The brewery’s electrical installations are elaborate, supporting state-of-the-art brewing equipment. Remnant Brewing’s courtyard features catenary/string lighting.
A grand opening celebration will be held when all establishments are in operation.
Matthew Boyes-Watson and Zachary Baum of BWB, LLC are co-founders of the progressive urban development. “The construction project went smoothly following a complex demo phase,” said Boyes-Watson. “We’re very pleased with Brava Electric’s quality of work and coordination on the project — and especially the lighting accents at Bow Market, which create a phenomenal evening atmosphere.”