CTA Construction joins Town of Dedham officials for groundbreaking at historic Ames Schoolhouse
Upon completion of $14.6 million renovation, historic schoolhouse will be the new home of Dedham’s Council on Aging and Town Offices
Waltham, Mass. (October 12, 2016) – The CTA Construction team joined Dedham town employees for a groundbreaking ceremony for Dedham’s new Town Center, which is expected to be complete in July 2017.
The groundbreaking ceremony, held on August 24, marks the beginning of the $14.6 million renovation of Dedham’s historic Ames Schoolhouse (circa 1892) into a new town facility that consolidates the existing Town Hall, Senior Center and associated town offices.
“Everyone at CTA Construction is looking forward to transforming the historic Ames Schoolhouse into a modernized Town Center that will benefit Dedham residents of all ages for decades to come,” said Steve Taylor, a project executive at CTA Construction.
The construction plan includes repairing and refinishing many of the Ames Schoolhouse’s interior historical features and finishes. Most of the exterior building components are original to the building and will be refinished, including the windows.
Once complete, the 50,000-square-foot building will feature the town’s Council on Aging on the first floor and town offices on the second, third and fourth floors. The Council on Aging’s new home – expected to be 16,000 square feet – will have improved accessibility and will include a large multi-purpose room that residents can use for events and as a meeting space.
Town offices will be spread across the second, third and the newly-constructed fourth floor, which will also contain community meeting rooms. Workers from CTA Construction spent the first few weeks of construction removing asbestos and taking out interior walls.
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