Exeter, NH - Pro Con Inc. nears completion of 105,000 s/f expansion for Cobham Antenna System2013-01-03
Exeter, NH – Cobham Antenna System’s Microwave Components group’s 105,000 s/f expansion at its manufacturing facility is nearing completion. Pro Con Inc is the architect and construction manager for the design build expansion project, which has doubled the size of the company’s existing facility.
“The front curtain wall and the final Apolic exterior panels have been installed,” said the project manager for Pro Con. “The office fit-up was completed in October and we anticipate the staff will move into their new office space in November.”
The new 2-story addition consists of 70,000 s/f of manufacturing space on the first floor and 35,000 s/f of office and conference room space on the second floor. The manufacturing space has a 20-foot height clearance to accommodate specialized equipment. First floor ribbon windows bring light into the manufacturing area, and second floor clerestory windows and a cantilevered curtain wall allow natural light into the office space. As part of the building expansion, Pro Con designed a new main entrance which includes a lobby, reception area and passenger elevator.
The design build expansion incorporates environmentally beneficial strategies including the installation of energy efficient, low-e glass windows and low-flow fixtures and the building is expected to exceed energy code requirements for energy efficiency.