Massive distribution warehouse project takes shape in Enfield, CT

Project Information

  • Location – Enfield, CT
  • Project Type – Commercial / Distribution Warehouse
  • Plan Type – Design Build, provide PE stamped drawings
  • Building Size – 500,000 sqft
  • Expected Completion – 12/2022

Project Description

Elm worked with the general contractor, ARCO National Construction, on developing a construction budget for the developer, Winstanley Enterprises. Upon ARCO being awarded the project Elm began design of the electrical systems which consists of the following;

  • Power Distribution including some of the following
    • 2 – 3000A, 480/277V, 3PH, 4W Services
      • One service is backed up by a 1,000kw diesel generator
    • General Power Panelboards
    • Lighting Power Panelboards
    • Mechanical Power Panelboards
    • Refrigeration Power Panelboards
  • Lighting Design in conjunction with a local lighting rep as well as Legrand North America on final lighting control design/intent.
    • Site Lighting design and photometrics developed for planning board approval
    • Interior Lighting design and photometrics to maintain 25FC throughout racking aisles and open warehouse space
  • Fire Alarm Design in conjunction with Convergint Technologies

The project originally had 1 tenant that leased 260,000 sqft of the facility to act as their new England distribution hub. The fitup for this tenant includes office, warehouse, cold dock, cooler and freezer space. The remaining 240,000 sqft was recently leased to another local company which will move all distribution operations into the new building. As with the original tenant, Elm took on design responsibilities for all of the electrical systems including power, lighting and fire alarm. The project team handling this installation is being headed by Joe Chartier and Travis Rogers, who each bring valuable skill sets to the project. With the projects proximity to the Mass line it is being supported out of both the Westfield office as well as the Middletown office utilizing the following employees; Mike Berroa (Middletown), Matt Lombardi (Middletown), Matt Halla (Westfield), Devin Hoagland (Westfield), Connor Traks (Westfield), Cameron Gourde (Westfield), Tyler Jaegar (Westfield) and Ian Saltmarsh (Westfield). This project has presented several unique challenges due to supply chain issues, labor shortages and logistical issues. The crew on the jobsite has adapted to these issues and continued to push towards a completion date that works for both the developer as well as the end users. Elm would like to thank these employees for their hard work and quality workmanship on this fast paced project.