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$18 Million Worcester Ice Center Wins James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBCNE) recognized the new $18 million Worcester Ice Center with the James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year during its annual meeting and celebration on June 27. The event, which took place at the Copley Square Marriott in Boston, highlighted the multi-million-dollar remediation and redevelopment of the abandoned GKN Sinter Metals Manufacturing Complex into a 38,000-square foot state-of-the-art recreational facility on Harding Street in Worcester.

Tighe & Bond oversaw the project’s environmental remediation prior to site redevelopment. Completed last year, the Worcester Ice Center features twin ice rinks, shops, restaurants, and a variety of recreational venues. In addition, it provides a destination boost to the Worcester’s Canal District and the city’s ongoing revitalization efforts.

Pictured left to right: Shawn Rising, LSP (Tighe & Bond), Bryan Gammons (Tighe & Bond), Jeffrey Arps, LSP (Tighe & Bond), Paul Hoffman (GKN Sinter Metals), Marc Richards, P.E., LSP (Tighe & Bond), Matthew Abraham (Tighe & Bond), Sue Courtemanche, LSP, CHMM (Tighe & Bond), Fran Hoey, P.E., LEED AP (Tighe & Bond)

The James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year recognizes brownfields projects in which an EBCNE member organization has had significant involvement and that serves as an example of excellence. Each year, the EBCNE recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding environmental / energy accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment through the EBEE Awards. These awards were established by the organization to encourage companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and environmental professionals to serve as models for others to emulate and, in doing so, further the mission and objectives of the EBCNE.