(Hooksett, NH) North Branch Construction was very busy this summer wrapping up two recently-completed, high profile projects located across from each other along Route 3 in Hooksett, NH.
The first – a new, $10 million Field Maintenance Shop for the New Hampshire Army National Guard (NHARNG) consisted of a 27,200-square-foot field maintenance building and a separate 2,435-square-foot metal storage building. The building, designed by Smith Alvarez Sienkiewycz Architects located in Burlington, VT, includes a six-bay garage with overhead crane maintenance capabilities, a drive-through wash bay, a tool storage room, offices, classrooms, and gym and shower facilities. The scope of work also included major site improvements. This new facility, currently obtaining LEED certification, has combined the Manchester and Hillsborough field maintenance shops into one location to support the maintenance and repair of combat and tactical vehicles. The NHRANG began moving into the new location this past week.
Less than a mile up the road from the Army National Guard facility, North Branch Construction completed an addition to Shooter’s Outpost, a retail facility offering a large selection of firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition, tactical apparel, safes, and more located within the iconic log cabin on Route 3. The over-14,000-square-foot, three-level structural steel addition with real log siding and corners, doubles the size of the existing building, featuring high-vaulted ceilings and exposed interior beams. The new space provides a new display area, increased retail space, a café with commercial kitchen, employee offices, training space, new bathrooms, and inventory storage. North Branch Construction partnered with Cowan and Goudreau Architects of Concord on this Design-Build project.