Mars Drinks Headquarters

West Chester, PA

Norwood served as construction manager for a 196,000 SF LEED Gold certified headquarters and food-grade production facility on behalf of Mars Drinks, a global beverage company. The project involved the expansion of its manufacturing operations, addition of coffee roasting capabilities, office expansion to serve as Mars Drinks’ headquarters, consolidation of warehouse space through the use of high-density racking systems, a full scale façade and roof replacement, a complete electrical switchgear replacement, and all related sitework. To achieve Mars’ sustainability goals, Norwood constructed an in-ground cistern designed to capture and recycle rain water and installed electro-chromatic windows that gradually become more tinted as the sun intensifies to reduce heat gain and realize energy savings. Norwood completed all work while Mars employees occupied the space and production remained fully functional – typically a 24/7 operation. By implementing a detailed phasing plan, Norwood was able to minimize any disruption to ongoing operations and ensure a safe and efficient working environment.