Sanctuary Medicinals Cultivation
Littleton, MA | 24,000 SF | Tony Fallon Architecture


Cultivating, growing and processing cannabis is a very complicated, complex and precise process. And it doesn’t begin when the first seed is planted – it starts with the planning and construction of the facility. Vantage Builders’ cannabis construction practice is one of the most experienced in Massachusetts. We completed our first cultivation and dispensary facility in 2016 – one of the first to open in the state – and have completed more than a dozen projects since then. Our team has the direct industry knowledge to get cannabis entrepreneurs from groundbreaking to growing, on budget and on time.

From our first consultation meeting, we work closely with our client to best understand their unique approach to cannabis cultivation. We then assemble the best team – from architecture and design to engineering, lighting and HVAC – to complete the project. Our senior management team is directly involved in each cannabis engagement and we have strong relationships with the top contractors in the industry. Additionally, our deep experience in the retail market complements our cannabis industry expertise when designing and renovating high-end dispensary locations that are welcoming, relaxing and well organized.

Our experienced team has developed a 75-point “Cannabis Construction Questionnaire” that is designed to get your project up and running as quickly as possible. Please contact us for more information.

GreenStar Herbals

Dracut, MA |13,000 SF | Caveney Archtectural Collaborative

GreenStar Herbals hired Vantage to build out its first recreational cannabis dispensary, located on the fourth floor of a former manufacturing building in Dracut. The building envelope was fully restored, utilizing existing brick, and the 100-year-old hardwood floors were reconditioned to a beautiful finish. The location features a secure reception area for customer check-in, a large space for customers to browse products and two relaxing seating sections, one with a fireplace. There is new millwork throughout, most notably in the point of sales counters and display cases. For GreenStar employees there are two small offices for administrative work, a break room and a locker area. The project included new electrical and HVAC systems, to ensure the proper care and storage of GreenStar’s products. Vantage added new entrances to the parking area, as well as an ADA-compliant ramp. The project was completed in a timeframe to meet GreenStar’s sales plans.

Sanctuary Medicinals - Brookline

Brookline, MA | 3,500 SF | Caveney Architectural Collaborative

When Sanctuary Medicinicals envisioned its Brookline cannabis dispensary, they knew they wanted it to be special. Not only would it be their largest dispensary to date, it would also set a design template for its future dispensaries, in both Massachusetts and across the United States. And the Sanctuary team knew right where to turn: Vantage Builders. Vantage had already completed four projects for Sanctuary: a cultivation facility in Littleton and three dispensaries in Gardener, Woburn, and Danvers. The bright and airy space includes a reception area, separate point of sales sections for recreational and medical use products, office space and secure storage. Vantage installed a pressed metal ceiling, faux wood beams and Tambura wood soffits in the POS area. Specialty lighting not only gives the space a modern feel, but also assists with customer flow by notifying customers when a sales consultant is available. Vantage reworked the existing HVAC system to be able to accommodate the increased demands of a dispensary setting, where specific temperatures and humidity levels are required. Sanctuary not only aims to provide high-quality cannabis products but also to be a good community neighbor. The upscale Brookline location also features an art gallery that will display works by underserved artists within the community.

Full Harvest Moonz

Haverhill, MA | 4,124 SF | Caveney Architectural Collaborative

Full Harvest Moonz engaged Vantage Builders to open a recreational cannabis dispensary in Haverhill, MA. The exterior of the building had recently been renovated, but the interior space consisted of blank shell space. Vantage Builders came on early in the design process which allowed them to partner closely with Caveney Architectural Collaborative to develop a qualified team of engineers and subcontractors. The team completely overhauled the building interior which did not have any mechanical, electrical, or plumbing connections other than an existing rooftop unit. The ceilings were custom made of red oak, requiring close coordination and expert execution to ensure the proper installation of lighting, HVAC diffusers, and additional duct work without compromising the elaborate design. Customers are welcomed in a reception area featuring 20-foot ceilings and a point of sales area with high end finishes, including copper-hammered countertops and corrugated paneling. Intricate millwork featuring wooden barn doors, wainscoting, and a direct-vent gas fireplace tie together the modern but traditional atmosphere.  

Sanctuary Medicinals Dispensary

Danvers, MA | 2,000 SF | Caveney Architectural Collaborative

Vantage Builders completed three cannabis dispensary facilities for Sanctuary Medicinals. The locations have a distinct style, featuring wood walls, specialty ceilings and faux wood beams that create a comfortable yet professional atmosphere. Security is of paramount importance to Sanctuary Medicinals so all areas are constantly monitored by cameras and certain sections can only be accessed by employees via security card scanners.

Sanctuary Medicinals Cultivation

Littleton, MA | 24,000 SF | Tony Fallon Architecture 

Sanctuary Medicinals hired Vantage Builders to transform a 24,000-square-foot, former warehouse building into its new, state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facility. Located at 234 Taylor St. in Littleton, the facility has eight grow rooms, with the capacity of up to 20,000 plants, and facilities for producing marijuana edibles and oils.

Vantage worked closely with Sanctuary’s management to fully understand the firm’s unique methodology and approach to growing cannabis to ensure the facility supported its precise needs. Working in the formerly open warehouse area, the team constructed multiple rooms to enable the cultivation, processing, storage and shipping of cannabis products.

Theory Wellness, Inc

NOTE: Stock image. Due to the proprietary nature of Theory Wellness grow procedures, we are not allowed to show pictures from the facility.

Bridgewater, MA | 12,000 SF | BKA Architects

Theory Wellness, a medical cannabis company, hired Vantage to build the company’s cultivation, processing, and dispensing facility in Bridgewater, MA. The firm also has an additional dispensary in Great Barrington, MA. 
The project began with significant internal demolition to prepare the 12,000-square-foot industrial building for its new use. Working closely with Theory’s team of growers, Vantage installed the proper irrigation, electrical, lighting and HVAC systems to support the company’s vertically integrated medical marijuana operations. Vantage built out several state-of-the-art, independently climate-controlled cultivation rooms. There are separate drying and processing areas, for creating extracts and infusion products. A well-lit and welcoming reception area greets patients when they arrive at the dispensary. The facility features high levels of security throughout.

Solar Therapeutics

Somerset, MA | 70,000 SF | Tony Fallon Architecture

The 70,000-square-foot facility on Brayton Point Road in Somerset features a high-end retail dispensary, cultivation rooms, kitchen with four commercial ovens, office space and several support rooms for the processing, storage and shipping of cannabis products. The grow rooms feature separate temperature and humidity controls, air handlers that pump CO2-rich air and industry-leading LED lights from Fluence that simulate the sun’s intensity and activity. The roof has 67,000 sf of solar panels and there is an onsite, four-acre solar panel farm. Two 1.5 megawatt natural gas generators will provide the rest of the power, with a similarly sized diesel generator ready for backup. Security is a key concern and cameras keep a watchful eye in every room as well as around the building perimeter and parking lot. Multiple security nodes in the facility ensure that the systems never go down.

Heal, Inc.

NOTE: Stock image. Due to the proprietary nature of Heal, Inc grow procedures, we are not allowed to show pictures from the facility.

Warren, MA | 115,000 SF | Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects

Vantage Builders is working with Heal, Inc. on the first phase of its anticipated 115,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation facility in Warren, MA. Relying on its experience from previous cultivation projects, Vantage worked closely with Heal to understand its needs and ensure that the work supports Heal’s grow procedures. Vantage completed significant site-work, installed electrical and fire protection systems and placed structural steel for Heal. The thorough, on-time completion of the first phase of the project places Heal in an excellent position for the overall success of the delivery of the cultivation facility.

Atlantic Medicinal Partners

Fitchburg, MA | 25,000 SF | Caveney Architectural Collaborative

Atlantic Medicinal Partners (AMP) recently hired Vantage Builders to construct a 25,000-square-foot medical cannabis cultivation and dispensary facility, located in Fitchburg, MA. The facility includes multiple grow rooms, an extraction and processing room, packaging and shipping facilities, commercial kitchen for crafting edibles, retail and office space. Critical to the build-out was the systems work. A custom-designed fertigation system delivers nutrients and water to the plants. The HVAC system maintains the proper levels of temperature, humidity and CO2, utilizing seven air handler units in each grow room and the main vegetation room. Two cooling towers are located in the mechanical shed, which has room for a third as production ramps up. The building is fully ADA compliant.

NOTE: Stock image. Due to the proprietary nature of Atlantic Medicinal Partners grow procedures, we are not allowed to show pictures from the facility.

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