People and Property: Real estate and construction news rundown

VA Hospital project completed, NeighborWorks capital campaign gets boost, Merrimack hotel renovation honored … and more

Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, recently announced completion of a safety improvement project at the Veterans Administration Hospital in the Queen City.

The work involved field supervisory services as part of a collaborative effort with Veterans Development Corp. of Braintree, Mass. Various mechanical improvements in the boiler plant, including masonry work, concrete demolition and replacement, as well as structural steel modifications resulted in enhanced safety and efficiency.

Mark Gemmiti was Brookstone’s Project Manager, and Mario Machado was the onsite superintendent.


Brady Sullivan Properties recently presented NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire with $30,000 contribution the nonprofit organization’s 20th anniversary capital campaign. The gift was presented by Arthur Sullivan, principal of Brady Sullivan and trustee of NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, a nonprofit dedicated providing access to quality housing services.


InterContinental Hotels Group has named Wilton-based Roedel Companies’ Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Merrimack as its Renovation of the Year. The award is given to hotels that merit special recognition for successfully completing major modernization and improvement projects during the past year.

The multimillion-dollar renovation involved guest rooms and bathrooms, a modernized lobby, expanded business center and new breakfast bar. A fitness center, outdoor pool and patio area were also added to the property.

The firm will be honored at the 2013 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference, Oct. 28-30 in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, ROK Builders, an affiliate company of Roedel, has has been retained by Norwich Partners to remodel and renovate the Marriott Courtyard in Lebanon. On tap is a complete makeover of the hotel’s lobby and corridors to better serve guests. Public spaces and guest rooms will also be upgraded with new fixtures, décor and furniture. Renovations are scheduled to begin in November and be completed in the spring.


Flip City Gym recently signed a five-year lease for 9,000 square feet of space at 746 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. Aron Brown of NAI Norwood Group represented Flip City in the transaction and Matt Toolin of Fini Real Estate represented the landlord. The Nashua location is Flip City’s second.


Holliston, Mass.-based Wayne J. Griffin Electric Inc. recently completed electrical installation work at the Black Family Visual Arts Center and southern chilled water plant at Dartmouth College in Hanover.

The 105,000-square-foot Black Family Visual Arts Center is home to Dartmouth’s visual art, film studies and digital humanities programs, and contains classrooms, exhibition space, a 50-seat screening room, the 243-seat Loew Auditorium, faculty and administrative offices and a shared digital humanities media laboratory.

The new 3,200-sf southern chilled water plant contains two 500-ton chillers, with room for future expansion to three chillers.  The facility provides chilled water for air conditioning and dehumidification to the Visual Arts Center, along with Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts, the Hood Museum of Art and Wilson Hall.

Daedalus Projects Inc., in conjunction with construction manager, Suffolk Construction Company, led the project to completion, along with architect Machado and Silvetti Associates and electrical engineer TMP Consulting Engineers, all based in Boston. RMF Engineering Inc., of Baltimore, Md., provided the design engineering services for the southern chilled water plant.


Stewart Title Company has opened a new office location in Rochester, to server the Strafford County area. The office, at 40 Wakefield St., offers access to Stewart’s full suite of products and services for residential and commercial transactions.


Dennis Mires The Architects, Manchester, recently announced completion of the fit-up of an additional 27,000 square feet of office space for Dyn Inc. at its 150 Dow St. headquarters in the Manchester Millyard. The additional space, on a lower level, was integrated with the existing space by creating a large floor opening with monumental stair and intermediate meeting platform.

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