Image courtesy of Maguel Architects.

Work is underway at the future home of Workers Credit Union’s new headquarters in Littleton.

Demolition work in the existing 44,000-square-foot building is nearly complete and construction will soon begin at the 119 Russel St. site. Nauset Construction will begin the renovation of the original structure and construction of a 16,000-square-foot addition to create a class A office environment that fosters employee wellness and productivity.

“Our new headquarters will reflect our commitment to employee well-being, with an abundance of natural light throughout the open work areas which have been strategically placed along exterior walls with large windows to encourage collaboration – a design that creates a healthy work environment that also allows employees to be more productive,” WCU Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Robert Lockett said in a statement. “We’re experiencing phenomenal growth and the new headquarters in Littleton will not only allow us to accommodate our future needs, but also free up space for our operational departments to expand at our present headquarters in Fitchburg.”

Designed by Harvard-based Maugel Architects, the new headquarters combines traditional and modern design elements. The contemporary interior will feature glass guardrails, glass accent signage walls, branded graphic walls and columns, terrazzo staircases, wood ceilings and expansive folding walls, with a 2-story lobby and a grand staircase. A sound masking system will be installed throughout the entire building to reduce noise distractions, protect speech privacy and increase office comfort.

The new facility will house WCU’s corporate offices and a number of its departments, offering numerous amenities, including conference rooms, training rooms, a café, an outdoor dining patio and a fitness center. The building will be LEED Silver compliant.

In addition to constructing the building, Nauset will be making improvements to the property and its adjacent wetlands while enhancing line-of-sight exposure to Interstate 495. Nauset has also been tasked with improving storm water infrastructure and treatment to improve the quality of the water that is discharging to the wetlands.

Construction Underway at New Littleton HQ for Workers Credit Union

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