The Worcester Business Center boasts a long history as a landmark of Worcester Industry.
Built in 1917 and originally designed for manufacturing, the building was bought and rehabilitated by the Thom McAn shoe corporation in 1965 and served for many years as the company’s headquarters. Until it’s closure in 1996, the facility housed hundreds of Thom McAn employees dedicated to providing high quality footwear to people across the country.
In May/2008, the current ownership group purchased the property and within two years, invested nearly $10 million improving both the exterior and interior of the building. These improvements included the full replacement of the existing building facade with a contemporary masonry panel system, installation of over 600 commercial grade glass with metal frame window units and the complete renovation of over 100,000 square feet of existing warehouse space to first class suburban office space. In addition, a 175,000 kW solar panel system was installed on the majority of the roof surface.
Today with a comprehensive renovation and redevelopment in place, the building developer and tenants are committed to once again making the Center the hub for business in central Massachusetts.