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Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Terminal Relocation & Adaptive Re-Use

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH | City of Manchester
Old Manchester Boston Airport Terminal Old Manchester Boston Airport Terminal
Adaptive Reuse of Manchester Boston Airport Terminal
Adaptive Reuse of Manchester Boston Airport Terminal

awardReceived the 2005 Preservation Achievement Award for "Outstanding Rehabilitation and Re-use of the Old Terminal Building" from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.

McFarland Johnson provided a feasibility study, as well as engineering and construction phase services for the relocation and renovation of the original 1938 Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Terminal Building to a new location at the airport to serve as an aviation history museum. The structure has significant importance in aviation history, as one of the first Art Deco terminal buildings in the country. The building was originally constructed as part of an expansion at the airport, and was largely funded by the federal Works Progress Administration. The project is the culmination of an agreement between the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, the FAA and the State Historic Preservation Office to preserve the terminal. Services provided by MJ included preparation of cost estimates for relocation vs. replication, preparation of alternative site plans for the new location of the building, site civil, structural and MEP designs, relocation of the building to its new location, and bidding and construction phase support services. Users of the new facility include the NH Aviation Historical Society, the Airport and the City of Manchester.

This project is an excellent example of adaptive reuse of an existing facility. Adaptive reuse reduced the demand for virgin materials and associated manufacturing and hauling costs. The project was advanced with careful coordination with the NH Aviation Historical Society in through use of a context sensitive solutions approach.

Sustainable Elements

  • Adaptive Re-Use of Existing Facilities
  • Context Sensitive Solutions
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