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Union Leader features first tenant at Woodmont Commons mixed-use development

Woodmont Commons, one of TFMoran’s mixed-use engineering projects, was featured in the Union Leader on April 17, 2019. The article released the name of the first tenant who is relocating to Woodmont Commons. 603 Brewery’s new 18,000sf facility, located on the new Main Street of Woodmont Commons, is nearing completion! The building will feature a tasting room, a 100-seat restaurant, and plenty of room for 603 to continue to brew their beverages. TFMoran provided civil/site engineering and structural design for 603 Brewery. The brewery was designed by McHenry Architecture and Harvey Construction is the general contractor. To read the article from the Union Leader, open the PDF here or read the text below.

603 Brewery relocating to become first tenant at Londonderry’s Woodmont Commons

Relocating: The new facility is expected to increase brewing capacity and include a beer hall.

By RYAN LESSARD Union Leader Correspondent Apr 16, 2019

LONDONDERRY—603 Brewery is starting to brew beer at its new 18,000-square-foot facility at 42 Main St. this month.

The address will be the first space at the Woodmont Commons development to see active occupants, according to developer Michael Kettenbach.

Brewery spokesman Morgan Kyle said the company, currently located at 12 Liberty Drive, will be gradually relocating between spring and early summer. The Liberty Drive location will remain open during the transition.

“We will start to slowly move operations over to the new building to ease the transition,” Kyle said. “We will start brewing in the new facility this month.”

The new custom-built brewhouse is expected to triple the company’s current brewing capacity. It will also include a large beer hall. “The beer hall will seat over 100 people, with additional seating in an outdoor beer garden and private function room,” Kyle wrote in a press release.

“The brewery will continue to run with their popular counter-service model and will offer a food menu, beers on tap, as well as retail merchandise and beers-to-go.”

Brewery co-founder Geoff Hewes said the goal of the beer hall is to offer the community a fun and casual setting to experience their craft beer and food.

“We look forward to expanding our ability to serve New Hampshire, both through our wholesale and retail partners, as well as by creating a destination for locals and tourists,” Hewes said in an emailed statement.

Part of the moving process will be transporting stainless steel, 30-to-60-barrel fermentation tanks from the old facility to the new one. Kyle said the new brewhouse is set up more efficiently, letting them get more done in a day than they could before.

The building also has a grain silo that holds up to 60,000 pounds of grain.

As part of the transition, the company is looking to hire more than half a dozen full-time and part-time employees. A job fair has been scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. at the Liberty Drive address.

The brewery distributes in New Hampshire with Bellavance Beverage Company and New Hampshire Distributors, in Vermont with Calmont Beverage, and in Massachusetts through Horizon Beverage.

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Jeremy Belanger promoted to Senior Project Engineer

Congratulations to Jeremy Belanger, EIT who was recently promoted to Senior Project Engineer.

Mr. Belanger joined TFMoran in 2015 serving as a Project Engineer in the civil engineering department in Bedford. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Belanger’s work experience includes civil/site design and infrastructure design, as well as regulatory permitting and approvals for residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and energy projects.

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TFMoran’s President, Robert Duval, and mixed-use development Market and Main, featured in Business NH Magazine

Business NH Magazine featured a TFMoran engineering project, Market and Main in their April 2019 edition. Market and Main is the new upscale mixed-use redevelopment of the former Macy’s site in Bedford. The first retail stores, Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast, are now complete, with more businesses on the way. Market and Main was the headline rendering for the BNH article titled “Engineering Firms Navigate Changing Economy” written by Melanie Plenda. TFMoran’s President and Chief Engineer, Robert Duval, PE was asked by Ms. Plenda what his thoughts are on the subject of the small retail sector. Below is an excerpt from the article:

“Small Retail Sector Is Strong”

“Robert Duval, president of TFMoran in Bedford, echoes this sentiment, saying that they’ve seen the growth in retail and commercial markets. While firms are not seeing construction of big-box stores like they were several years ago, they are seeing an uptick in mixed-use and small retail.

Duval points to one of TFMoran’s projects, Market and Main in Bedford, as an example. ‘[Market and Main] is indicative of moving toward more mixed-use centers,’ Duval says. ‘Whereas maybe 10 years ago or so, it would’ve been strictly a retail development. Now, it’s a combination of retail and commercial hospitality.’”

To read the full article open the PDF here .

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SNHU’s Kingston Hall Recognized at AIANH Excellence in Design Awards

TFMoran Senior Structural Engineers, Tom Lamb, PE and Kyle Roy, PE represented TFMoran at the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire 35th Annual Excellence in Design Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The design awards recognize some of the best architectural designs of the year. The award ceremony was hosted at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.

Kingston Hall was recognized for a Citation Award for Excellence in Architecture this year! TFMoran provided survey, permitting, civil/site engineering, and landscape architecture for the 5-story, 382-bed dormitory at Southern New Hampshire University. The 114,775 sf building is located on the west side of the campus in Hooksett, NH. Congratulations to Lavallee Brensinger Architects, of Manchester, NH and Mackey Mitchell of St. Louis, MO who provided the architecture for the project, and to all other winners!

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Woodmont Commons Featured in High Profile’s April Issue

Woodmont Commons was featured in High Profile’s April 2019 edition. TFMoran has been working with developers, providing civil, site, and structural engineering for the first phase of the development, which includes an 87-unit apartment building with retail space below and the new 603 Brewery location. These projects are well under way and have been progressing steadily towards completion. To read the full article from High Profile, open the PDF here or read the text below.

Construction Well Underway at Woodmont Commons

Londonderry, NH – Construction is well underway for the first two building projects in Phase 1 at Woodmont Commons in Londonderry. A new four-story, 87-unit apartment building with 23,000sf of retail space on the first floor is being constructed by Performance Building Company. The architect of record is Shook Kelley, with Gavin and Sullivan Architects providing additional design services for various projects within Phase 1. Also under construction is a new 17,000sf brewery and 200-seat restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining. 603 Brewery was designed by McHenry Architecture and is being built by Harvey Construction. TFMoran provided civil and structural engineering services for both buildings. Woodmont Commons is a new mixed-use development designed to be an urban village-style, walkable community in the rural countryside on over 600 acres. This unique multi-phased development is located off of I-93 Exit 4 and will include housing, retail stores, restaurants, office space, and amenities. TFMoran is working with Pillsbury Realty Development in providing civil and site engineering services, which included Michels Way, a new road connecting Garden Lane, and Pillsbury Road. The architect of record Shook Kelley of Charlotte, N.C., helped prepare the planned unit development (PUD) overall master plan. Attorney Ari Pollack of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell provided legal work for permitting and contracts for the development.

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Ribbon cutting at Trader Joe’s at Market and Main

Doors to the new Trader Joe’s in Bedford, NH opened on Friday morning, March 29, 2019 after the official red ribbon was cut. The first official customer was Grace Freire, who was followed by a long-line of excited shoppers. The Trader Joe’s crew were lined up inside the door to welcome shoppers and hand out a complimentary reusable bag custom-designed for “Live Free” New Hampshire. The colorful bags had illustrations of the state flower, and an apple, along with a recipe for New Hampshire Maple Sundae from the kitchen of Trader Joe’s. The interior walls of the grocery store are also custom to New Hampshire with beautiful painted illustrations reflecting some of the state’s treasured places.

TFMoran’s president Robert Duval, project manager Chris Rice, and marketing coordinator Susan Bartley were honored to attend the ribbon-cutting with Market and Main developer Terry Robinson of Encore Enterprises and Trader Joe’s Director of Construction, Lisa Robertson. Trader Joe’s is the first retail store to open in the new 350,000sf space upscale mixed-use center “Market and Main”, located off of South River Road (US Route 3) at the former Macy’s site. This one story, 13,000 sf± national food chain store is the third to open in New Hampshire. TFMoran provided civil/site and traffic engineering, permitting, land surveying, landscape architectural, stormwater monitoring and construction support services for Encore Enterprises.  Additionally, TFMoran provided structural design for a two-level parking deck which is connected to the retail building. The project architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates and the construction manager is Hutter Construction of New Ipswich, NH. Site construction began for the development in March 2017.

(Market and Main mixed-use center is designed to be a pedestrian-friendly place with a village green and pocket parks throughout. Plans include a 1,200-seat deluxe cinema, an office building, a hotel, a variety of vibrant restaurants and retail shops, and two parking garages.)

 

About Trader Joe’s Bedford

“At Trader Joe’s Bedford, we see ourselves as your neighborhood grocery store. Step inside and you’ll find unconventional and interesting products in the Trader Joe’s label like Mandarin Orange Chicken and Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate, as well as everyday basics like milk, eggs, meat, and fresh produce. We are a good source for great cheese and bakery items, and we offer a vibrant selection of fresh flowers. Most importantly, we offer all of our delicious, quality products at the very best prices. We’re happy to be part of your community, and proud to offer unique products at prices everyone can afford, every day.”

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Construction is well under way at Woodmont Commons

Construction is well-underway for the first two building projects in Phase I at Woodmont Commons in Londonderry, NH. A new 4-story, 87-unit apartment building with 23,000sf of retail space on the first floor is being constructed by Performance Building Company. The architect of record is Shook Kelley with Gavin and Sullivan Architects providing additional design services for various projects within Phase I.  Also, under construction is a new 17,000sf brewery and 200-seat restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining. 603 Brewery was designed by McHenry Architecture, and is being built by Harvey Construction. TFMoran provided civil and structural engineering services for both buildings.

Woodmont Commons is a new mixed-use development designed to be an urban village-style, walkable community in the rural countryside on over 600 acres. This unique multi-phased development is located off of I-93 Exit 4 and will include housing, retail stores, restaurants, office space and amenities. TFMoran is working with Pillsbury Realty Development in providing civil and site engineering services, which included Michels Way, a new road connecting Garden Lane and Pillsbury Road. The architect of record Shook Kelley of Charlotte, NC helped prepare the Planned Unit Development (PUD) overall Master Plan. Attorney Ari Pollack of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell provided legal work for permitting and contracts for the development.

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Franklin Savings Bank opens a new branch at Abingdon Square in Goffstown

TFMoran’s Project Manager Jason Hill, PE and Dylan Cruess, COO attended the ribbon-cutting event for the new Franklin Savings Bank in Goffstown, NH on March 21, 2019.  The new 2,161 square foot branch office is located at Abingdon Square, a mixed-use development designed by TFMoran that currently includes a Rite Aid pharmacy and NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire workforce housing. The bank features two drive-up lanes, a smart ATM and technology bar. This is the eighth full-service location, and the third office in southern New Hampshire.

The FSB project team included Paramount Partners of Quincy, MA, DeStefano Architects of Portsmouth, Sullivan Construction of Bedford, NH and TFMoran. TFMoran provided civil engineering, structural engineering, traffic engineering, permitting and landscape architecture services for the project. This is the second bank project for this team, the first was the FSB in Merrimack, NH completed in 2017.

We are happy to have Franklin Savings Bank in our community.
Congratulations on another successful project!

 

Franklin Savings Bank Mission Statement: “Community banking matters!  We are the foundation of our communities; supporting and promoting economic and social vitality.  At Franklin Savings Bank, our essential mission is to meet the financial service needs of individuals, families and businesses within our marketplace.  It is our steadfast commitment to meet those needs by delivering personalized attention and service, along with convenient access to modern technology.  We value our employees and will continue to invest in their development as well as provide a positive work environment where they may thrive.  We are committed to being a mutual organization, which ensures that resources remain locally invested for the benefit of those we serve.  We are proud of the work we do!”

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TFMoran Awarded Best NH Engineering Firm for 2019

TFMoran was honored as the 2019 “Best of Business” in the engineering category on Thursday, March 14th at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, marking the seventh consecutive year that TFMoran has received this award. Awards are based on a poll of 4,400 NH Business Review readers.

“We are deeply appreciative of this recognition NH Business Review readers have given us year after year. It is a tribute to the ‘putting clients first’ ethic that our employees practice every day”, explains Bob Duval, President of TFMoran. “Additionally, we are thankful to be able to support events and organizations that have a positive impact on our community.”

TFMoran representatives Dylan Cruess, Nick Golon, Jeremy Belanger, Brenda Kolbow, Marty Gavin, and their guests, celebrated with other BOB Awards winners to the Rockin’ 50’s party theme. Once again NH Business Review staff created a fun and festive atmosphere with great music, decorations, themed-fare and beverages. Thank you to NH Business Review, and CONGRATS to ALL the BOB Award winners!

To see more photos click here. For a list of winners click here.

The BOB Awards honor the best of business across New Hampshire in over 90 business-to-business categories, and proceeds of the event support New Horizons and Families in Transition.

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The Derryfield School’s new Athletic Center featured in HP’s March Issue

One of TFMoran’s civil and structural engineering school projects is featured in High-Profile’s March issue. To read/view the story click this pdf link  High-Profile March 2019 Page 17 or read text below.

March 2019  High-Profile Focus: Schools & Institutions

TFMoran Designs Athletic Center

Manchester, NH – Construction is well underway for a new 42,000sf, two-story Athletic & Wellness Center at The Derryfield School, a private day school for grades 6-12 offering competitive athletics, challenging academic programs, fine and performing arts, and a wide array of extracurricular activities.

This new facility, representing Phase 1 of a comprehensive campus master plan, will house the school’s relocated basketball courts, locker rooms, weight room, and offices for the athletic director and trainers.

In addition to this new building, other improvements during this first phase will include the renovation and expansion of classrooms and lab spaces in the existing upper school building and the relocation of the school’s existing tennis courts to a new site located across from the main campus on North River Road. Improved parking facilities and vehicle and pedestrian circulation routes throughout the campus are also part of the first phase.

Cowan Goudreau Architects of Concord designed the new center to complement the school’s existing facilities, with a shingle-clad exterior and multilevel footprint stepped into the sloping topography of the site.

TFMoran of Bedford provided civil/ site design, structural design, permitting, landscape architecture, and surveying services for the project.

The general contractor, Eckman Construction, anticipates a fall 2019 completion.