ECONOMIC development · 10300 sqft downtown plymouth
Cobb Hill Construction was selected through a competitive review process to design and build a new economic Enterprise Center in downtown Plymouth for the Grafton County Economic Development Council. Working with our design partner, Alba Architects LLC, a final plan was approved and construction was underway shortly thereafter.
Located at 149 Main Street, the existing structure was demolished and a new three story office building was constructed to be primarily used as incubator space for new startup companies.
The new 10,300 sq ft structure is a three story wood framed building with a full basement. The building houses a three stop elevator and two stairways. The first and third floors are dedicated to office and meeting space for startup companies from around the area with a tenant already moved into the third floor. The second story will remain unfinished for the near term but as the use of the building increases, it will be finished into additional office and meeting space.
The basement houses the mechanical systems and also provides storage space. The exterior received three different finishes to add contrast and texture while still being cost effective. The exterior finishes consist of brick, split face block, metal and cement board plank siding. The center pitched roof section of the building is asphalt shingles with the two nearly flat side sections were covered with an EDPM rubber roofing material.
The most significant challenge this project faced was the site constraints. Two sides of the building are bordered by busy streets, one side a narrow alley and retail store and on the fourth side, a B & M Railroad track and right of way. Some very special techniques were employed to effectively manage the demolition and construction on this site.
Project Manager Claude Dupuis
Project Supervisor Jim Hayes
Architect Alba Architects, LLC
Photos Bob Couch