Senate Constructs Distribution Center


Distribution center

Worcester, MA – Senate Construction Corporation has been hired as the construction manager to build a 600,000sf distribution center in Worcester.

Located at 150 Blackstone River Road, it is one of the largest construction and redevelopment projects in New England.

The owner of the property is 150 Blackstone River Road, LLC, who plans to construct the building into a 615,600sf multi-use high-bay industrial building.

The project, which is expected to generate at least 300 jobs and $1.4 million in property tax revenues annually upon completion, consists of 32 acres west of Route 146.

Bob France, CEO of Senate Construction, said, “Senate Construction will serve a dual role as the construction manager and the design-builder of the foundation and superstructure as well as the mechanical and electrical components of the building. We have been working hand-in-hand with the owner, the architect Jim Thornhill of applied Form & Space, LLC from Andover, and the civil engineer Bill Hannigan of Hannigan Engineering of Leominster to facilitate the fast-track schedule for the project.”

The preconstruction design and budgeting started in earnest in November 2015, and the construction started in December 2015. The project is scheduled for occupancy by the end of 2016.


The redevelopment project in the Quinsigamond Village area of Worcester will receive a $5.4 million tax break from the city over a 15-year period.

The development group was formed in 2013 through the union of Mid-States Packaging Inc., a tenant of the property for more than 30 years, and GFI Partners, a real estate development company.

The project will be the new home of Imperial Distributers, Inc. who will be occupying approximately 325,000sf. The building has been designed to attract local, regional and national distribution companies, as well as third party logistics, light manufacturing, assembly and warehouse companies looking to serve this region and greater New England.