BOND Building Construction, Inc. (BOND Building), a premier full-service construction management and general contracting firm, today announced it is the recipient of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) New England Chapter Project Achievement Award for the major renovation project at the Fitchburg City Hall Campus. BOND Building received the award at the 2021 CMAA-NE Mark H. Hasso Project Excellence Program luncheon on Thursday, September 30 at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA.
BOND Building completed construction of this $20.3 million restoration in collaboration with Colliers Project Leaders, the owner’s project manager, and design partner ICON Architecture. The major renovation of the historic city hall building is a key component of Fitchburg’s ongoing downtown economic development that is aimed at revitalizing the local community.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the CMAA for our work on the Fitchburg City Hall Campus,” said Frank Hayes, President of BOND Building. “BOND Building would like to thank Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale, our building partners, and the community for their cooperation and dedication to this complex renovation.”
In 2012, the building was declared unsafe for occupancy. Now, the exterior building has been fully restored to its original state with the interior renovated to accommodate 14 administrative departments, including the Office of the Mayor. An adjacent building that was formerly a bank, donated by Bank of America, has been converted into a legislative building and now houses the City Council Chambers. The renovation has transformed the building into a modern and efficient workplace for city administrators to better serve Fitchburg residents.
Originally built in 1853, Fitchburg City Hall is considered a local historic landmark and is also being recommended for listing on the National Register of Historical Places with the Massachusetts Historical Commission.