Bedford, MA– –Erland Construction recently completed renovations to Holcim’s new U.S. headquarters – allowing the company to move its operations from Waltham to Bedford. Holcim (US) Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components in the United States.
Teaming with Spagnolo/Gisness & Associates of Boston, Erland completed the tenant fit out in just five months.
The existing 30,000sf space had an open floor plan. While tenant improvements included adding walls to create perimeter offices and conference rooms, natural light was not lost. Offices include frameless sidelight glazing and full glass wood doors that allow sunlight to penetrate into the interior open office areas. Design capitalized on the natural light from existing clerestory windows in the atrium by removing existing perimeter kneewalls and installing a new glass rail system.
Renovations to the existing lobby included a new tile floor and stone clad water feature that showcases Holcim’s porous concrete paver systems via cantilevered concrete blocks of different porosities that allow water to flow through at differing rates.
Connections to Holcim’s cement and mineral businesses are evident throughout the renovated space with stone accent tiles added to the stairwells. A glass map wall indicates Holcim’s locations around the world.