MEC Under Way on Converse Fit-Out

Lovejoy wharf rendering

Lovejoy Wharf / rendering by The Architectural Team

Boston – NECA Boston contractor McDonald Electrical Corp. (MEC) of Hingham is under way with the fast-track, electrical tenant fit-out project for Converse, Inc.’s new corporate world headquarters building located at revitalized Lovejoy Wharf in Boston.

The project team includes Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston, general contractor; The Architectural Team of Chelsea and Jennifer Carpenter Architect of New York and Boston, architects; and RDK Engineers of Boston, electrical engineers.

The project at the Converse facility, a former Schrafft’s warehouse undergoing complete renovation, entails MEC’s comprehensive installations for 10 floors of office space and two mechanical floors.

Additionally, the contractor is providing installations in Converse’s new, stand-alone, two-story, state-of-the-art recording studio overlooking the Charles River.

MEC commenced work on the project in mid-September 2014 and is on track to meet the aggressive project schedule, as Converse will take occupancy in spring 2015.

McDonald’s scope includes installation of a new electrical distribution system and branch circuitry at the 200,000sf facility, as well as its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and advanced Simplex fire alarm system. Project requirements also include installation of energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting and the state-of-the art Lutron lighting control system.