The Factory at 46 Wareham project changes approved
At last night's board meeting, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved changes to the under-construction Factory at 46 Wareham mixed-use building. Construction of the project, approved by the BRA in August 2015, was halted following the discovery of foundation deficiencies in the historic factory building; The Factory at 46 Wareham will incorporate the existing facade of a factory building and construct a new addition. Previously approved to exclusively contain office space, The Factory at 46 Wareham will feature 18 residential ownership condominiums and 32,875 square feet of office space following last night’s approval. A new foundation will be constructed, and two existing masonry walls will be rebuilt. Additional information about The Factory at 46 Wareham can be found above.
Residential component back in the game for The Factory at 46 Wareham with revised proposal
Developer The Holland Companies has submitted a Notice of Project Change (NPC) to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for The Factory at 46 Wareham, a new six-story building under construction in Boston's South End that will incorporate an existing historic factory building. The new 64,530 square foot building, previously proposed to contain only office space, would now contain 18 residential ownership condominiums and 32,875 square feet of office space.
The construction team began construction of The Factory at 46 Wareham recently but discovered that the existing factory building's foundation was in worse condition than originally anticipated. Accordingly, a new foundation would now be constructed and two existing masonry walls would be rebuilt. Given the increased construction cost and delay in commercial tenant occupancy, The Holland Companies has decided to reintroduce the project's residential component.
As originally approved in April 2015, The Factory at 46 Wareham was to contain 15 rental residential units and 45,570 square feet of office space. A Notice of Project Change approved in August 2015 eliminated the residential component in favor of constructing an office building. The most recent Notice of Project Change proposing to construct 18 residential ownership condominiums and 32,875 square feet of office space is now subject to Boston Redevelopment Authority review for approval.
More information about The Factory at 46 Wareham is posted below.
Construction surveying begins at The Factory at 46 Wareham
Preliminary surveying of the existing structure at The Factory at 46 Wareham has begun. A plumb bob is hanging from the existing structure’s roof to survey the site and determine a reference point for construction plan implementation. A safety perimeter is also installed on the roof. A bobcat skid loader is on site to commence excavation and foundation construction.
View from Wareham Street
Plumb bob being used to survey the site
View from Wareham Street
Bobcat rig and construction staging as seen off of Malden Street
View from Malden Street
A rendering of The Factory at 46 Wareham is posted above. More information about The Factory at 46 Wareham is posted below.
Construction about to start at The Factory at 46 Wareham
Construction is about to start on The Factory at 46 Wareham! Holland Construction has parked a namesake Bobcat vehicle on site, and construction fencing has been installed in addition to other equipment. We are excited to watch the impending dramatic transformation of a gorgeous, underutilized factory building into an active commercial building designed by Hacin + Associates.
Construction staging at the rear of The Factory at 46 Wareham
Existing conditions along Wareham Street looking towards Harrison Avenue
Existing conditions along Wareham Street looking towards Albany Street