Maugel, EDS Project Team
Waltham, MA – A 41,400sf retail/office complex in Sudbury that stood vacant for five years has a new lease on life, thanks to a massive renovation project conducted by Vantage Builders, Inc. The construction firm helped transform the three-building complex into Sudbury Town Square, a vibrant setting for a growing number of retail stores, medical offices, restaurants, and business offices.
The project team for Sudbury Town Square included Maugel Architects and Engineering Design Services, Inc. (EDS) for mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering services.
“When the project began, Sudbury Town Square was a bit of an eyesore — the building was dilapidated, the landscaping was unkempt,” said Ed Silva, principal, Vantage Builders, Inc. “It has a terrific, central location within Sudbury and, with the right lenses, you could see a wealth of potential. It just needed a lot of work to get there.”
Vantage Builders expanded the size of the complex, removing the roof and adding a third floor. New windows and siding were installed that not only made the buildings more appealing but also adhered to the historic look and feel of the buildings. Due to the size of the renovation project, the firm installed seismic bracing, to ensure the structural integrity of the building.
The firm installed new base building systems, including electric, septic, and natural gas. By retaining the existing electric main, costs were reduced and a new distribution was installed throughout. Five separate septic tanks, each with 1,500-gallon capacity, were deployed throughout the property, while a new high pressure line supplies natural gas.
The entrance to the building was completely renovated, creating a more welcoming first impression for visitors. The buildings’ common areas and restrooms were redesigned. Along with a new elevator — installed to help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act — two additional stairwells improve access to the various suites in the complex.