An office building sitting dormant for nearly two years is seeing activity with the start of a major renovation project designed to boost efficiency and offer updated amenities.
Serfass Construction of North Whitehall Township is putting in more than $1 million in renovation work into a building at 951 Marcon Blvd. in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, for an interior fit for a tenant, said David Serfass, president.
Serfass bought the 23,000 square-foot-building on 3.2 acres in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park III.
“We put a new roof on it and all new HVAC units on the roof,” Serfass said. “We are doing a high-end finish for the space, glass offices, a conference room, lots of open space.”
Serfass also is reworking the landscape on the exterior of the site, he said.
DesignPoint Inc. in Hanover Township, Northampton County, is creating the architectural drawings for the interior fit-out.
“It’s going to be a rather sophisticated, open design studio concept unlike most things you see in the Lehigh Valley,” said Les McCoy, president at DesignPoint Inc.
The space Serfass is building will be for Weidenhammer Systems Corp., an information technology company headquartered in Reading, with several branches across the U.S., including Lancaster and Philadelphia. The company will be combining an office with this new site once renovations are complete, according to Serfass.
Weidenhammer will move to its new location toward the end of the year, said Tom Skeans, managing director for Sperry Van Ness, the agent representing the property.
The largest block remaining is 14,000 square feet, Skeans said. Weidenhammer will be occupying 6,300 square feet. The office building has space for about three more companies but it could vary depending on how the suites are divided, Skeans said.
Representatives from Weidenhammer were unavailable for comment.