1/7/2011, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in world-class preconstruction and construction projects, recently completed a fast-track renovation project for Shire, one of the world’s leading specialty biopharmaceutical companies. Shire’s offices are located at 185 Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge.
The project consisted of renovating nearly 15,000 square feet of space in the 1st floor of the fully operational building. Some of the highlights include: a complete Mechanical & Electrical overhaul including new switchgear with full metering capabilities, 3 New Air Handling units and a significant amount of energy efficient equipment; high-end offices combined with collaborative work stations; state-of-the-art conference rooms utilizing LIFESPACE Wall Systems as well as the addition of a new, modern café which duals as a conferencing and presentation facility. The team also complied with all the necessary design, Indoor Air Quality management, Construction Waste Management, and sustainable materials required to meeting LEED standards. The team anticipates LEED Silver status for its efforts.
The project team also included Elkus Manfredi, architecture and RG Vanderweil, engineering.
Michael Crowther, Vice President, J. Calnan & Associates says, “We’re proud of the relationship we’ve developed with the Shire team over the years and look forward to continuing to provide our world-class services to this elite biopharmaceutical company.”
Shire is the latest addition to J. Calnan & Associates impressive project portfolio that includes The TJX Companies, A123, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Parexel International, The MathWorks, Iron Mountain, EMC, iRobot, Puma and General Electric.
About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1996, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), is one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects. JC&A provides world-class services to select high-profile clients in the corporate, private school and healthcare/life science markets. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients including New England Sports Network (NESN), Partners Healthcare, Reebok International, The TJX Companies, Inc., Biogen, PUMA, iRobot, Warner Brothers, The MathWorks, General Electric, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Among recent awards, JCA has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts four years in a row; Boston SF recognized JC&A as “Construction Firm of the Year;” and the Ohio Casualty Group presented JC&A with the Platinum Safety Award for an outstanding safety record for the second time in two years. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com