Tocci Completes Rock Chapel Marine HQ

Front exterior as seen from looking across dock

Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD) rallies participants in successful HQ build.

Tocci announced today the completed construction of Rock Chapel Marine headquarters, located at 99 Marginal Street in Chelsea, MA, on behalf of owner Eastern Salt Company. The former 13 million-gallon oil tank farm site has been transformed into a 2-story, high-end office facility for Rock Chapel Marine.

Tocci utilized its Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD℠) to provide preconstruction, design, and construction management services. Working closely with architect Landing Studio and engineering consultant DiPrete Engineering, Tocci led the project team to deliver the highly-efficient, architecturally-attractive, and ‘right-sized’ solution for Rock Chapel Marine.

The site of the headquarters, located adjacent to Chelsea Creek and dense residential development, contributed an element of complexity, as special abatement measures were taken, along with the stabilization of the foundation due to its waterfront setting.

Working along the water within an operating facility presented unique challenges. The new facility incorporates glass and shingle architecture that takes advantage of spectacular water views and Boston’s skyline. Preconstruction efforts yielded outstanding final results, as design expectations and construction solutions were worked out in advance. We are proud to have worked alongside an excellent client and architect as we brought these ambitious plans to life with this first class office space.

VJ Tocci, Business Development and Historic Preservation

Rock Chapel Marine’s new HQ features generous windows overlooking the water as well as sleek exterior cedar siding designed to enhance the property’s streetscape appeal. The interior space boasts an open floor plan that takes its design from cedar paneled ceilings.

The headquarters oversees Rock Chapel Marine’s salt storage and distribution facility, as well as an urban park designed and built by the client for the community’s use and benefit. All project components work together to offer an enhanced view of the water for the site’s residential neighbors.