Groom Construction of Salem, Massachusetts, also with offices in Oakdale, Minnesota, is making rapid progress erecting a new three story, 40,000 square-foot building on the site of the former Warwick Theater in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The project has been developed by Groom Construction as a design/build project for the ownership.
The Warwick Theater had been shuttered 15 years ago and the site had become an eyesore in this once vibrant section of Marblehead, which had suffered the loss of both the Warwick Theater and the local YMCA. The YMCA was recently demolished and a new 90,000 SF, state-of-the-art facility, the Lynch-Van Otterloo YMCA, was built two miles away. This was another Groom Construction project.
The new steel and brick development dubbed “Warwick Place” has been a seamless design/build collaboration between Groom Construction, Kao Design Group of Somerville, Massachusetts, and the property owner who is a local Marblehead resident. Everyone involved shares a common goal of revitalizing this heavily traveled section of Marblehead.
The property’s owner and the design/build team are also committed to erecting a highly energy efficient building with many embedded features such as LED lighting, solar power, state of the art heating/cooling, and control systems manufactured my Mitsubishi, a world leader in energy efficient climate control equipment. Groom Energy Solutions (http://www.groomenergy.com) has been retained to design and consult on many aspect of the building’s systems as they relate to energy consumption and the building will boast an Energy Star rating.
Excitement around the project has been intense and local support running high. Town Planners and residents of Marblehead eagerly anticipate the opening of a new restaurant, cafe, and dinner theater at the site of this former landmark.
The second and third floor office space has been 100% pre-leased and/or is under agreement meaning dozens of new jobs will also pour into the community. The tenancy’s were all procured by Groom.
Meanwhile, Hollywood celebrities Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Shaq O’Neil, David Spade and others in the cast of the upcoming film Grown Ups 2 are living and filming in and around the Marblehead area. It could well be that the locals enjoy the new Adam Sandler movie right where it was filmed. The building has been over 90% preleased with just 2,800 SF of retail remaining.
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