Local 1 HeadquartersLocation: Queens, New York
Client: Plumbers Union Local No. 1
Services: Project Management, Land Use and Planning, Project Feasibility
Washington Square Partners is in the process of providing development advisory services to Plumbers Union Local No. 1 (Local 1) for the acquisition and gut-renovation of a 50,000 square foot warehouse facility in Long Island City that will serve as their new headquarters. WSP assisted Local 1 with their due diligence prior to the acquisition of the facility, and worked with Local 1 during the Conceptual Phase of the project to secure the services of a space planning and architecture firm in order to digitize the existing conditions and create conceptual drawings for the facade and floor plans.
WSP is in the process of assisting Local 1 in assembling a full project team by preparing and issuing Request for Proposals for Owner's Representative, Construction Manager, and Architecture & Engineering services, and evaluating the respondents' proposals. WSP is also providing support for ongoing grant applications, including a grant for a green roof system that will contribute toward the building achieving LEED Silver status. Construction is expected to begin in late 2012/early 2013.