First ‘Bucks 2 Invest’ project nears completion: Lehigh Valley Business
Reposted from Lehigh Valley Business (originally posted May 29, 2014), by Brian Pederson:
A $5 million adaptive reuse project is well underway in Quakertown and represents the first new redevelopment project of this scale in many years.
The project marks the first loan project approved through Bucks County’s “Bucks 2 Invest” economic development program, created in 2013 to spur business activity throughout the county.
Jerry Gorski, president of Gorski Engineering, a design-build general contractor and engineer of Collegeville, is continuing to transform the 60,000-square-foot Best Made Hosiery Co., a predominantly vacant textile mill, into new office, technical and laboratory space for several companies. Gorski is the owner and developer of the site at 18 S. Fifth St. in Quakertown.
Gorski is repurposing the building for several tenants and renamed it “Best Made Center.”
When complete, the building will be about 45,000 square feet. The project should be finished in September, he said. At its peak, the project will have 45 workers on site, he said.
“This is the end of heavy demolition,” Gorski said.
The first part involved asbestos removal, which began in February, followed by interior selective demolition.
We are excited to see the completion of our new home! Using all the tools that we work with our customers to help them design every day, the firms working on this adaptive reuse project, firms are able to communicate their intentions better, creating a more efficient workflow and most importantly, a new technology home for over 100 Synergis employees. Subscribe to our site to see the updates as they are released.
Here is some photography by Gregory Tapler:
Second Floor Before Demolition