Clune works on Hadley Institute renovation in Winnetka

elevator concrete
Concrete foundation for elevator being poured. (Hadley Institute website)

Clune Construction Company says it has been selected as the contractor for major capital improvements to the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Winnetka Village.

Clune is providing general contracting services alongside Chicago-based Fitzgerald Architecture Planning Design, led by principal architect Dani Fitzgerald and project manager Paco Orozco, and BTR EngineersJLL is the owner’s representative.

Clune did not provide the project’s value in its statement, which Hadley says started in April.

Hadley’s 1950s-era building at 700 Elm St. will have extensive structural modifications including two vertical additions increasing the square footage by nearly 25 percent, Clune says in a statement. The added space allows Hadley to expand their current boardroom and add new conference rooms creating common areas for community outreach and education.

hadley interior

Clune anticipates construction to last eight months – with Jan. 15, 2019 as the target completion date.

“Clune is honored to be leading the construction efforts on this major building expansion and upgrade,” said Clune Construction’s healthcare team leader Pat Kinsella. “Once complete, this project will give Hadley a state of the art building from which to continue their global mission of helping people of all ages live more productive lives with vision loss. It is projects and clients like this that make our job as contractors so rewarding.”


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