NECA Member Averill Electric has completed the comprehensive electrical construction and fit-out of a new 135,000 square-foot City Target store at University Station in Westwood, MA.
The multifaceted score included installation of the retail facility’s electrical distribution system, panel boards and switchgear, generator, lighting, fire alarm system, security/intrusion detection systems, energy management system, refrigeration controls, general power receptacles, kitchen power, mechanical systems power as well as site lighting and utilities.
A highlight of the project is the Target store’s extensive energy-efficient lighting package, comprised of more than 3,000 LED fixtures and controlled by a state-of-the-art energy management system installed by the electrical construction team.
Averill Electric, which is based in Holbrook, MA, managed the seven-week project with a field crew of 42 Local 103 electricians who worked nights and weekends to meet the aggressive project schedule. Construction began in October 2014 and was completed in mid-December.
Averill Electric worked on a construction team headed by general contractor The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Bridgewater, NJ.
The company is also working on Target’s new 160,000 square-foot urban concept store, CityTarget, in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
The Westwood Target store opened on March 4. It is a key component of the first phase of University Station, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development adjacent to the Route 128 Amtrak and MBTA Station. Phase one University Station includes 500,000 square feet retail and restaurants, 350 luxury residential units and 100 assisted living units.
The second phase will include a 350,000 square-foot Class A office building, a 160-room hotel and up to 300 residential units.