Corporate Retail/Hospitality

RKB Creates Retail Ctr. for CCL

VIEW _2Abington, MA – After the successful completion of its corporate office and warehouse center last year, Cape Cod Lumber (CCL) again engaged RKB Architects of Braintree to create the new home for its retail design center and showroom, “HomeScapes,” locating it adjacent to the new headquarters.

When entering the design center, guests will be welcomed into a comfortable reception area featuring a library millwork display complete with a fireplace and relaxed seating. Space flows from the reception into the large 12,000sf showroom that includes millwork display areas for windows, doors, decking, and stair parts. The showroom also has a cabinet display area holding numerous kitchen vignettes, as well as sales, meeting, and support spaces.

The interior space will be open and flexible thanks to clear spanning wood roof trusses (supplied by CCL). Windows in the showroom were placed high on the wall to provide for future reconfiguration of displays. The kitchen display area is anchored by a culinary demonstration kitchen which opens to an outdoor gathering area.

In 2013, CCL expanded its corporate headquarters to better support business activities and meet customer expectations. RKB worked with the company to move to its new location on Groveland Street in Abington.

This expansive location boasts a 136,000sf building which houses a drive-through lumber yard, custom order millwork shop, and the company’s corporate operations.