Mill no. 1
Grand Rounds, an award winning healthcare company, chose Lewiston, Maine as its first East Coast presence and by doing so brought 250 high paying tech jobs to the area. They selected the 4th floor of Bates Mill No. 1 which consists of 49,500 contiguous square feet. Built in the late 1850's Mill No. 1 is a heavy timber, brick and concrete structure that has stood the test of time over the past 170 years. Wood and brick were sandblasted and sealed to bring them back to their original condition. New windows were designed and built to replace the unrecoverable original windows. All utilities were left exposed and data was laid in exposed cable trays. Hung ceilings were allowed only in restroom areas. Original wood and glass partition walls were rebuilt and used through out the space.
The design incorporated vast open areas, high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. Employee areas include generous amounts of flexible space, meeting areas, and eating areas while incorporating no private offices. The space for 250 healthcare coordinators was designed to echo their approach to to work.