December 13, 2012 - Front Section
TG Gallagher, a leading mechanical construction and maintenance firm that installs, services and maintains HVAC, plumbing and fire protection services throughout New England, has begun work on the Marginal St. site at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell). TG Gallagher will provide HVAC and plumbing services for the new 165,000 s/f student residence building.
TG Gallagher is collaborating with general contractor Lee Kennedy Co Inc. (LKCo.) and Neshamkin French Architects, Inc. on the design-build project, which will provide additional housing for 510 students as the school transitions to a resident-based university.
"TG Gallagher provided valuable insight during the project's early design, helping to pave the way for a successful construction phase," said LKCo.'s president and CEO Lee Michael Kennedy. "We have relied on TG Gallagher's expertise and collaborative approach often, and are glad to have their contributions to the UMass Lowell team."
The new six-story contemporary-style apartment building will house UMass Lowell's only on-campus suites, featuring either two or three double-occupancy bedrooms, a kitchen, a common area, and one or two fully-equipped bathrooms. The residences also include parking, a fitness area and locker rooms, laundry machines, and conference rooms to facilitate group interaction.
"As UMass Lowell's enrollment continues to climb, the University is committed to providing comfortable and modern residential facilities for its students," said Brian Potter, president of
TG Gallagher. "We are honored to be part of the design-build team for the University Suites project. Working together from the very beginning allows the design-build team to efficiently plan, execute and deliver the project on time."
Following an aggressive 15-month schedule, the new building is expected to be completed in August 2013, in time for the University's fall semester.
TG Gallagher is a provider of mechanical construction and maintenance services throughout N.E. The family-owned company provides comprehensive HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for educational, healthcare, industrial, commercial, high-tech, and biotech facilities.
TG Gallagher's expert staff specializes in working with occupied facilities and those with complex requirements. In business for more than 70 years, TG Gallaghercontinues to exceed its clients' expectations by delivering superior craftsmanship, reliable service, detailed planning, and safe execution. Dedicated to efficient building practices and environmental responsibility, the company has earned the designation of a nationally-certified MSCA GreenSTAR contractor.
Lee Kennedy Co. is a full-service contractor that provides general contracting, construction management, preconstruction and design/ build services. The company's extensive portfolio includes work across all major industry sectors, including academic, institutional, healthcare, commercial development, residential and hospitality.
UMass Lowell is a comprehensive, national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 16,000 students bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health and environment, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.