Andover, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) of Marion, a design-build general contractor serving New England and the mid-Atlantic states, was recently contracted by Atria Senior Living to restore a historic mill building in Andover.
The renovated mill, the former Marland Manufacturing Company building, would become part of Atria’s Marland Place, a senior living community for Andover’s active older adults.
The $4 million renovation of the former textile mill will include a complete gut and demo of the entire interior of building, as well as a repointing of the entire brick façade.
In addition, the renovated building will feature: all new electrical, HVAC, plumbing and life safety; new framing and reconfiguration of existing space to accommodate needs of incoming administrative offices with continuous ongoing consultation as to maintaining historical aspects of the building; sitework around the entire building to facilitate new MEP hookups and feeds as well as ensuring proper drainage; construction of a new elevator and shaft for ADA compliance; and roofing, flashing, and moisture protection.
“As a general contractor, we love new construction as well as the next contractor, but there’s something special about restoring these historic buildings and bringing them into the 21st century that brings a great feeling of satisfaction,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company.
Work on the Atria Marland Place began on November 1 and is anticipated to be finished in spring 2015.