Union Station, Springfield, MA

Restoration and renovation of the long-vacant, 1926-built Union Station into a modern transportation facility for the city of Springfield. 

Client:   Springfield Redevelopment Authority
Designer:  HDR Architects & Engineers
Size:  120,250 SF

Project Features

  • Complete gut restoration of the 120,250 SF Main Terminal building.
  • 24-bay bus terminal.
  • 377-space precast concrete parking garage (70,000 SF).
  • 412 precast concrete pieces make up the Parking Garage and were erected in 25 working days.
  • Enabling work included demolition of the 93,000 SF Baggage Building.
  • 20′ high x 350′ long Soil Nail wall installed to support tracks prior to Baggage Building demolition.
  • Vibration monitoring instituted to track changes and stress to neighboring structures.
  • Hazardous material abatement including asbestos, elevator fluids, petroleum contaminated concrete, lead based paint and oil residue.
  • Pressure Injected Footings (PIFs) ground improvement system.
  • Shoofly track used to waterproof the terminal Passenger Tunnel running under the tracks.
  • Laser scan of the entire Terminal Building created an accurate structural model.
  • The original historic 54” bronze and marble clock that hung in the station was cleaned, refurbished, and automated by Electric Time Company of Medfield.
  • Original 1926 terrazzo flooring refurbished and restored in Main Terminal.
  • LEED Certified (pending)
  • Awards: Build New England Honor Award, Phoenix Award for Brownfield Redevelopment, Preservation MA Paul and Niki Tsongas Award

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