Bowdoin Wins Multiple Awards for The Home for Little Wanderers

November 2013

Bowdoin Construction has recently been recognized with three awards by The Associated Builders and Contractors for the major expansion and renovation of The Home for Little Wanderers Longview Farm Campus in Walpole, MA. Bowdoin received an Excellence in Construction Merit Award, as well as Safety and Green Awards for the project. The awards ceremony was held at the Westin Waltham hotel on November 20, 2013.

As Construction Manager, Bowdoin worked in conjunction with The Home’s staff, Northstar Project & Real Estate Services project managers, and Roundel 47 architects to provide extensive pre-construction services and full general contracting services.

Construction took place on an active school campus and entailed four new single-story residence buildings totaling 15,000 s.f., as well as a three-story 31,000 s.f. addition to the Longview Educational Center. Bowdoin also renovated the existing 16,000 s.f. school building.

In total, the project encompasses 62,000 s.f. of new and renovated space featuring housing for 44 residents, a cafeteria with commercial kitchen and servery, multiple classrooms, middle and upper school libraries, music rooms and administrative offices, as well as upgrades to the existing gym and locker rooms and vocational classrooms. The project also involved a new entry drive, staff and visitor parking, improved septic system, improved storm water drainage / recharge system, new water service and new landscaping.

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