A Recreational Facility Destination
This is a story of new beginnings. The multi-million-dollar remediation and redevelopment of the former GKN Sinter Metals Manufacturing Complex into a 38,000-square foot state-of-the-art recreational facility in Worcester provides both entertainment and a destination boost to Worcester’s Canal District. Our environmental team worked closely with the owner to prepare this industrial site on Harding Street for sale to a developer. From the 1950s until 2007, the complex had been used for various industrial fabrication operations, which included heat treatment and powdered (sinter) metal work. Ultimately this brownfields cleanup paved the way for the new $18 million Worcester Ice Center.
Award Winning Success
Tighe & Bond oversaw the project’s environmental remediation prior to site redevelopment. This included providing demolition and abatement services, MCP/LSP services, as well as remediation design. Completed in 2017, the Worcester Ice Center features twin ice rinks, shops, restaurants, and a variety of recreational venues.
In 2018, the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBCNE) recognized the new Worcester Ice Center with the James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year. 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.