Waterhead Mill Apartments

Preserving history, welcoming the future.

Apartment Building
Location
Lowell, MA
Delivery Method
CM at-Risk
Market
Commercial
Client
Tib-Fib
Year Complete
2020
Region
Northeast

Project Overview

The historic Waterhead Mill building, originally built in 1910, was renovated to house 71 luxury apartments with extensive amenities. The 78,000-square-foot building includes studio and one-bedroom apartment units, bike storage, a theater/media room, an onsite management office, dog grooming facilities and community co-working space.

Significant structural modifications were required to convert heavy timber-and-brick open industrial space into individual apartments. The new construction is blended with original features to provide exposed brick walls and wood ceilings, large mill-style windows and high ceilings.

Coordination with the owner’s historic consultant throughout the life of the project ensured Historic Tax Credits were earned.

Recognition

  • People’s Preservation Choice Award Nomination by Preservation Massachusetts

78,000

Square-Foot Historic Renovation

71

Luxury Apartments with Amenities

16

Months Precon and Construction Schedule