Charter as the constructor, completed the $40M design and renovation of the former Hub Hosiery Mill into the Lofts at Perkins Park. Charter transformed the two abandoned former 210,000 square foot 5 story masonry and wood post and beam structures into a neighborhood gem. The restoration, redevelopment and reuse of these historic mill buildings offers 183 energy-efficient residential apartments providing quality living space with parking facilities to support Lowell’s economic revitalization and preserve a significant part of Lowell’s history that can never be replaced.
The Lofts at Perkins Park were designed and constructed with a commitment to environmental responsibility. The property was restored with salvaged building materials that reflected the natural beauty of the mill era. Work included replacement of structural beams and columns; abatement of asbestos and lead paint; installation of new insulated roofing and windows; and new heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. The historical waterway infrastructure and key building features were preserved using energy efficient materials and green technologies to meet National Park Service and Lowell Historic District restoration requirements to maintain the aesthetic quality of the original structures.
The project received a National Park Service Historic Preservation Award; the Build New England Performance Award from Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts; a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Massachusetts Congresswoman Niki Tsongas; and The Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from Lowell National Historical Park and Lowell Heritage Partnership.