Manchester, NH Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty (Verani) agent Brian Chirichiello listed and sold a 25,000 s/f office building at 920 Candia Rd., once owned by SemiGen, to the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. It was purchased for $1.96 million and is now under construction to turn the office space into a combination of shop space and classrooms. The location is off Exit 6 on I-93 and close to I-293, making the property easy to access and visible.
Joe Donahue, business manager for Carpenters’ Local 118, which serves all of New Hampshire, said most of the people they serve are New Hampshire residents that live in the Manchester area.
“The building is perfect for our needs and it’s literally right next door to our existing training center,” Donahue said. “In fact, the building caught our attention far prior to it hitting the market. The space, location, and size aligns quite well with what we are looking to accomplish and we are excited about the opportunities it offers.”
Half of the building will be dedicated to shop space, with classrooms on the second floor. Classes will be focused on a wide variety of construction-related skills, including concrete, drywall, and framing. Donahue said about 200 people visit their current training center weekly, and they are hoping to see numbers as high as 400-500 with the new training center. Their goal is to open the new center by the end of the year.