Artists' lofts mill renovation project heading towards May completion in Lowell, MA

In a project begun last Fall, IMEC is serving as the Design-Build general contractor of the conversion of a JoAnn Fabrics Mill into 50 "live-work" artist lofts.
Our team collaborated with the architects and owner to develop a feasible floor plan, and we have full responsibility and single accountability for building and commissioning the project. Unique challenges have included:

  • several elevation changes within building
  • a subgrade remediation project
  • complying with historical requirements
  • design of a high-efficiency HVAC heating/cooling system

$50,000 Electric Utility Rebate
IMEC managed the process of securing approximately $50,000 in utility incentive rebates for energy efficiency, which included calculations for energy savings produced by modern mechanical systems and special insulation.

Expertise in Historical Building Renovations
The Lowell, MA adaptive re-use project is the most recent in a series of mill and historical building projects which have included a manufacturing and office facility for New Balance footwear in Lawrence, MA, retrofitted HVAC systems for the Mount Washington Hotel in NH and The Old Tavern in Grafton, VT, and a complete renovation for the new Nantucket Hotel in Nantucket, MA.