Mead & Hunt breaks ground on new facility, begins rebuild after fire

Mead & Hunt broke ground on a new, larger facility Tuesday morning. (photo by Rachel Ham)

Mead & Hunt broke ground on a new, larger facility Tuesday afternoon. (photo by Rachel Ham)

Mead & Hunt Architectural and Engineering Firm lost the use of one of its Lexington offices in December but soon will house all local operations under one roof. Company leaders and employees braved the cold Tuesday to break ground at the corner of South Lake Drive and Industrial Drive.

“The word of the day is perseverance,” said Berry Still, who oversees transportation design projects for Mead & Hunt in Lexington.

The 13,000-square-foot building will bring all of Mead & Hunt’s services together and relocate the design offices from Main Street to the new space, which is expected to be ready by September.

“You have been a part of the community for a long time, and we’re happy to see you grow,” said Lexington Town Administrator Britt Poole. “We’ve been great partners over the years and Mead & Hunt was a big asset on our Project Icehouse.”

Officials already are planning for future expansion by adding the capacity for an additional 7,000 square feet to the design of the new space.

The local branch of Mead & Hunt has grown to be the second-largest for the national company during its near decade of business in Lexington.

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