Dacon recently completed engineered construction documents and commenced construction activities for Affordable Interior Systems’ manufacturing, assembly and warehouse space at 25 Tucker Drive, Leominster, Massachusetts. The building is owned by Calare Properties. AIS is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and is the result of thinking that office furniture can have charisma.
The space includes 100,000 square feet of warehouse, a 7,200 square foot wood receiving garage, 92,400 square feet of wood shop, and 125,000 square feet of finished product and shipping. Total space leased by AIS is 324,600 square feet. Total building size is 515,000 square feet.
The scope of work includes building code upgrades, installation of a new gas service to the property, installation of equipment pads and installation of foundations as well as general slab repairs. HVAC work includes installation of new rooftop heating units, process intake and exhaust fans, dampers, and numerous plumbing stacks. An existing mezzanine office area will receive all new finishes and a new employee cafeteria. Modifications to the existing fire protection sprinkler system, and fire alarm will be complete. The facilities’ lavatories will be upgraded and expanded. A new compressed air system will be installed to serve the wood shop area.
Construction commenced in early May 2014 with an anticipated completion date of early October 2014.