Tocci Completes W.B. Mason Renovation in Boston

Truck loading dock attached to building exterior

Renovations for the W.B. Mason warehouse…

at 647 Summer Street in Boston’s Seaport District included the re-siding and re-roofing of the entire 360,000 sf warehouse, and the preparation of the 10,000 sf interior for W.B. Mason’s offices.

Tocci was responsible for construction for owner Pappas Enterprises and design was provided by db2 ARCHitecture. The exterior was upgraded to better meet current Construction and Energy Codes by installing an aluminum corrugated and paneled siding system (with color toning combinations) and a new, higher-grade insulated and membrane roof. The resulting design dramatically improves the working conditions for W.B. Mason employees.

Interior upgrades included a complete re-painting of the ceiling and full wall re-paneling. Notably, all project upgrades and construction services took place within an active, 24-hour-a-day distribution facility. Due to the complex nature of the project, which required the removal and re-stacking of stored materials and goods, Tocci implemented a strategic coordination system between subcontractors, architects, W.B. Mason, and building ownership, completely eliminating operational downtime.

With a premier location in the Seaport District just minutes from downtown Boston, the property provides W.B. Mason with a strategic distribution hub offering easy access to the city’s ports, major interstates, and Logan International Airport.