Case Study

White City Shopping Center

White City Shopping Center in Shrewsbury was in desperate need of a facelift as customers and tenants began finding their way to new shopping centers. The owners of the shopping center came up with a solution: they hired Construction Coordinators, Inc. (CCI) to give the façade an extensive renovation.

The original layout of the shopping center allowed for a long line of stores, each storefront blending into the next. CCI converted the exterior in a village-style façade, in which storefronts are at varied indentations into the building—in essence, CCI gave the shopping center more bumps and valleys to create variation. This project, however, was complicated by a 75 foot long concrete beam embedded in the façade during its initial construction. The slab had to be broken into parts, removed by crane, and carried away by a fleet of trucks. This intense construction work was hindered by the fact that CCI could only work during the hours of 10 P.M. to 5 A.M., because the shopping center was open during the remaining hours. Fortunately, CCI completed the project without any safety issues and without interrupting the operation of the shopping center. The new façade included stucco cornice, hardy plank sign bands, new glass storefronts and stone column surrounds, in addition to the restructuring of the storefronts into a village-style layout.

The White City Shopping Center now is home to new tenants including Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and the renovation has brought new business to the existing tenants—in all, the project was a big success.

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Working with CCI is like having our own construction department; but more responsive and experienced."

Paul Brandes, Principal, Charter Realty

Whenever we asked them for ridiculous things, we got them. CCI understood what it took to successfully complete the project."

Ed Pletman, Executive Director, Striar JCC

Tough jobs don’t scare these guys and that’s exactly what we needed to renovate the public areas in our Boston high-rises."

Ted Morton, Vice President, Equity Residential Properties

The most important challenge is that we didn’t harm our business; this wasn’t just a few new fixtures this was top to bottom."

Steve Lambert, General Manager, Newton Sheraton

CCI was flexible, easy to work with entirely responsive. We got what we asked for – and then some."

David Southworth, President & CEO, Willowbend Development LLC

We had a very fast track project, with changes arising daily. CCI wasn’t fazed by us and stayed on top of the details."

Gregg Ribatt, Bennett Footwear Group

CCI’s people are not only top-notch constructors but also are skilled at meeting with my tenants, listening to their concerns, and finding solutions."

Don Earl Stedham, Vice President, Investments/Project Management, Regency Centers

CCI met and, indeed, exceeded my expectations of performance. What was built was what we envisioned, greeting everyone with visual suggestions of who we are."

Jeff Grady, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Rounder Records

CCI had a complete "can-do' attitude and made things happen. We couldn't have done it without you."

Janet Stegman, President, Stegman + Associates

When you find someone with enough experience to anticipate the problems that you are going to have, you want their help."

Leslie Saul, Founder and Principal, Leslie Saul + Associates

You bring intelligence, experience, and, most importantly, kindness, to every project."

Leslie Saul, Founder and Principal, Leslie Saul + Associates