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Worcester County Food Bank Roof Replacement Completed

Worcester County Food Bank entrance

Hopkinton, MA – Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA) recently completed the replacement of the Worcester County Food Bank’s roof.

The 30-year old rubber roof was experiencing leaks and needed replacement. Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA) performed exploratory openings to determine existing conditions to provide optimal repair options. GRLA worked with Senate Construction Corp to provide Worcester County Food Bank conceptual repair recommendations with order-of-magnitude cost estimates. Design recommendations for a new metal roof, due to its extended life expectancy over a rubber roof, were followed by design documents and construction administration services.

(l-r) Sarah Krawiec, project manager, GRLA; Jean G. McMurray, CEO, WCFB; Lisa Welcome, COO, WCFB

To move the project along smoothly so that Worcester County Food Bank could maintain normal operations during construction, GRLA attended weekly site visits and construction meetings, and worked closely with Senate Construction and Worcester County Food Bank to ensure a successful installation and the new roof was completed in March 2020.

The Worcester County Food Bank, located in Shrewsbury, consists of a 1950’s warehouse building with a 1989 addition, and delivers over 5,000,000 pounds of food to over 70,000 people in the Worcester County area.