The Cannery, a former canning plant, was an adaptive reuse project with six floors that included retail space and 153 loft apartments. This renovation totaled nearly 250,000 square feet. The TES team was brought in for MEP design and coordination.
The plans weren’t for the faint of heart. Historic tax credit guidelines, multiple floor plans, and ventilation requirements had to be balanced with the owner’s accelerated schedule and tight budget constraints.
The first floor was slated for commercial use, requiring shell design for future retail suites and offices spaces. This area contained five, 5-ton heat pumps and public restroom plumbing that included toilet exhaust systems and documentation of external ventilation air ductwork.
Floors two through six featured unique apartments, ranging from studio space to 3-bedroom units, with varying mechanical, electrical and plumbing issues. An additional West building featured a basement that housed the new mechanical room with a boiler, pumps, heat exchanger, and other equipment.
We also developed a system of tenant heat pumps that cooled, heated, and ventilated air for corridor areas. Ventilation air and toilet exhaust was filtered through an outside air duct rising vertically to the roof. Heat pump pipes were strategically installed.
TES specialists drew from years of experience to develop designs that helped optimize space and functionality. Our coordination skills helped keep costs low and construction on schedule.