Groundbreaking Up Front

Red Oak Apartments Breaks Ground

At the groundbreaking for Red Oak at 409 Elm Street (l-r): Alderman Will Stewart; Ed Rimm, North Branch Construction; Dennis Mires, The Architects; Paul Chisholm and Matt Peterson, Keach-Nordstrom Associates; Gerry Dupont, Ron Dupont, and Mark Guilmain, Red Oak Apartment Homes; Manchester Mayor Craig; Joseph H. Campbell, North Branch Construction; Alderman Pat Long; Lono Hunter, The Architects; and Robert McNulty, North Branch Construction

Manchester, NH – Red Oak Apartment Homes recently held a groundbreaking celebration at the site of the Red Oak at 409 Elm Street project in Manchester.

The mixed-use development will include 90 market rate multi-unit housing units, the corporate headquarters of Red Oak Apartment Homes, and co-working offices spaces. The property features 96,250sf over a 6-story podium construction with structural steel, concrete and metal stud framing from basement to the second floor deck and wood framing in the upper five floors.

Architectural rendering of Red Oak at 409 Elm Street

The ground floor will include Red Oak’s headquarters, 16 co-work office suites and shared office space, a conference room, fully-equipped business center, resident mailboxes, package lockers, and a resident-only entrance and lobby. Apartments will include energy efficient features, such as LED lighting, Energy Star-rated appliances, rooftop solar panels, and electric vehicle charging stations.

North Branch Construction is very pleased to have been selected as the construction manager for the project,” said Joseph H. Campbell, North Branch president.

At the celebration, Owner and Marketing Director Gerry Dupont, master of ceremonies; Ron Dupont, president of Red Oak Apartment Homes; Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig; Ward 3 Alderman Pat Long; and Ward 2 Alderman and executive director of Stay Work Play New Hampshire, Will Stewart; all provided brief comments on the project.

The project team included Dennis Mires P.A., The Architects of Manchester, architectural design; Keach-Nordstrom Associates, Inc. of Bedford, civil engineering; JSN Associates of Portsmouth, structural engineering; Design Day Mechanicals, Inc. of New Ipswich, mechanical and plumbing services; and Electrical Systems Engineering, Inc. of Derry, electrical engineering.

Completion is scheduled for fall 2022.

Other amenities include washers and dryers, central heat and air conditioning, video security, pet-friendly living, bike and additional resident storage areas, pet and bike washing areas, fitness area, and yoga studio.

“This project, built toward LEED standards, with a host of convenience and lifestyle amenities many of today’s urban-residents desire, is an interesting and exciting project that will be a shining example of the multi-unit housing options available in Manchester,” said Campbell.

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