Brockton DUA Facility Breaks Ground

(l-r) State Rep. Gerry Cassidy; Brockton Mayor Moises Rodrigues; and Carol Gladstone, commissioner, Mass. Div. of Mgmt. Maint. hold ceremonial sledgehammers in place of the traditional shovel at the recent DUA groundbreaking

Brockton, MA – BOND broke ground recently on a new facility for the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Brockton which provides temporary income to Massachusetts workers who are unemployed and looking for a job. BOND will provide preconstruction and construction services for the new 35,000sf, three-story office building.

The $29 million project will be completed at 226 Main St., a long-vacant site. BOND will carry out the demolition of the condemned, existing three-story building and construction immediately adjacent to two existing buildings and a city of Brockton park area, adding a layer of complexity to the project.

The new building will include a call center, offices, conference rooms, kitchenettes and storage. In addition to providing a modern facility for a state agency, the building will serve to energize the surrounding area by bringing people and activity to a location with a number of business vacancies.

The new facility will include daylight-adjusting illumination, raised floors to accommodate flexibility in power distribution, and white noise and sound absorbent baffles in the call center. The building will be a Massachusetts LEED Gold Plus certifiable facility.