Billerica, MA – Erland Construction, alongside CUBE 3 and Building Consultation Services, recently completed construction of The Val, a 404,093sf, mixed-use property on Middlesex Turnpike, for Alliance Residential Company and G|I|D Boston.
The wood-framed building features one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes and amenities such as a resort-inspired pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, dog wash, bike repair station, large exterior courtyard and outdoor fire pits with lounge seating. The Val houses a total of 211 residential units as well as a 181-space parking garage and 2,750sf of commercial space.
Safety was Erland’s top priority throughout construction. With residential construction allowed to continue during the state’s “stay-at-home” advisory, The Val team heightened their safety efforts to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 and followed both the local and state mandates as well as the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines. Given the site constraints, two tower cranes were used to erect the 3- to 4-story structure. Erland worked to mitigate disruption to neighboring businesses as well as the flow of traffic on the surrounding busy streets.
“Constructing this large building on a tight site that sits on the corner of a busy intersection and abuts an area of wetlands was a unique challenge,” said Dave Griffin, project executive, Erland. “Building The Val required not only a vision but, collaboration and skill.”
“It’s because of our strong subcontractor partnerships and communication with town officials that we were able to successfully overcome these project complexities including the difficulties faced by the entire industry with the onset of COVID-19,” added Griffin.