Shusterman secures additional funding for 675 E. Swedesford Road
PHOENIXVILLE, June 22 – The 675 E. Swedesford Road HQ has secured an additional $500,000 in state funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, state Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced today.
This grant will assist in funding a two-story parking structure to support 675 Swedesford Road’s timber-built office headquarters. The project will include installing electrical; geopiers; metal fabrication; fencing and guardrail; precast concrete; structural steel; air vapor barrier; roofing; joint sealants and waterproofing; carpentry, metal stud, drywall, and ceilings; fire protection; plumbing; and HVAC.
“I am pleased that we were able to secure this funding for the 675 Swedesford Road Headquarters,” said Shusterman. “This project will modernize the way Chester County does business, by creating a sustainable and energy efficient building while also bringing more job opportunities to the community.”
675 E. Swedesford Road headquarters is a proposed 5-story office space at the corner of East Swedesford Road and Old Eagle School Road in Tredyffrin Township. It is a new class of office space, using 36,000 square feet of reclaimed wood for ceilings, floors, and conference rooms. Wood has a low manufacturing carbon footprint and is the only material that can remove carbon from the atmosphere. By using wood instead of steel, 1,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions will never be produced.
The project was also awarded $2 million in RACP funding last December. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.