Lobster Trap

Bourne, MA
Duration: 2002-2012

Scope: Schematic Design through Construction Administration.

Project Description:
The Lobster Trap’s 10,000 s.f. pre-engineered galvanized steel addition included two floors and the expansion of the loading dock facilities. The property is in the Pocassett area of Bourne and is located in a flood zone. The first floor expansion included three 30’ x 20‘ concrete lobster tanks that are 6’ deep with capabilities of holding and shipping 100,000 lbs of lobster. The new tanks and related aquatic system cut the lobster mortality rate from oversea European sales from 5% to under 1%. The pre-engineered steel frame, second floor bar joist, and concrete assembly are clad with structural insulated panels. They have FRP board for ease of cleaning on the interior, and white cedar shingles on the exterior to blend into the Cape Cod character of the neighborhood. The 6-1/2’’ R-30 structurally insulated panels cut energy costs of the facility as the salt water temperature in the tanks needs to be a stable 40 degrees. After completing this project, in 2012 SKA designed and re-built the freezer and cooler wing and its related systems for the facility.

Staff Assigned:
Stephen L. Kelleher, AIA
Principal In Charge