Harmonic Drive relocated from two buildings in Peabody, Mass. to its new U.S. headquarters, a new 97,000 SF office and manufacturing plant situated on a previously undeveloped six-acre site. When it comes to a company that makes gears that have been used not only all over the world but out of this world, on Mars and lunar rovers, Connolly knew this project would come with some unique needs.
A three-story office building and light manufacturing/assembly space occupy 47,000 SF adjacent to a 50,000 SF high-bay manufacturing space. For the new headquarters, Connolly had to contend with more than 50 feet of elevation change on the land while ensuring the space would address all of Harmonic Drive’s industry-specific concerns.