Amesbury, MA – Callahan Construction Managers announced that they have broken ground at Maples Crossing in Amesbury, MA. Global Property Development Corporation is developing the future lifestyle and entertainment campus, with Andrus Architecture serving as the architect.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on September 26, 2019, with Governor Baker and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Kennealy in attendance.
Maples Crossing is set to become New England’s premiere lifestyle and entertainment complex, with a variety of entertainment, health & wellness, business and sport facilities across 70+ acres. The development will consist of 410,000 SF across three buildings. Once complete, the property will include six ice sheets, a 2,500 seat event center and 150,000 SF of multi-use leasing opportunities.
“Our prior collaborations with Global have allowed us to develop a keen sense of their vision and goals,” said Steve Callahan, Vice President of Business Development at Callahan. “Callahan’s growth has come with the success and continued relationships with clients like Global, who have entrusted us with their projects.”
With the numerous amenities to be offered at the property, a variety of construction elements will be required. The property sits atop a hill, and site challenges will include earthwork, retaining walls and subsurface ground water retention. Execution of buildings one and two, which will both hold rink facilities, will also require the implementation of steel structures diverse in use and challenging in delivery.
“Callahan’s extensive work with a variety of mixed-use properties makes them the ideal choice for the development of our Maples Crossing project,” stated Mike Gorman, General Manager of Maples Crossing. “We have involved the Callahan team throughout the planning process, and their experience has proved to be invaluable as we prepare to execute on our vision.”
The property is located in Amesbury, off exit 54 of I-495, with easy access to I-95, downtown Amesbury and surrounding towns. The location allows for convenience to Boston, New Hampshire, and Maine, all accessible in under an hour.