Engineering firm Fuss & O’Neill moving into former courthouse in downtown Springfield

By Jim Kinney

SPRINGFIELD — Engineering firm Fuss & O’Neil has leased 11,133 square feet of space at the former federal courthouse at 1550 Main St. and plans to move its Pioneer Valley headquarters there from West Springfield.

“We are thrilled to be moving to Springfield,” said Eric Bernardin of Fuss & O’Neill in a news release. “As an engineering firm, our job is to help create an environment that promotes and provides the groundwork for economic opportunity, civic involvement and arts and entertainment. We are excited to be part of helping Springfield grow and look forward to the future.”

MassDevelopment, Massachusetts’ quasi-public finance and economic development authority, bought the building from the federal government in 2009 for $2.5 million after the new courthouse opened on State Street. MassDevelopment subsequently spent $11 million on renovations.

Fuss & O’Neil said it has 32 employees and they are currently adding positions. The move will take place at the end of the year.

The current office is at 78 Interstate Drive in West Springfield.

Tenants include the Springfield School Department, Baystate Health, and the General Services Administration.

Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said in a news release:

“Happy to have this well-respected firm moving into downtown Springfield. This continues my administration’s economic development efforts to attract new businesses into our city. Word is out there that Springfield is a good place to do business. I appreciate Fuss & O’Neill’s belief and investment in our Springfield.”

Chief Development Officer Kevin E. Kennedy added:

“Fuss and O’Neill has provided expert advice on a continuing basis to the City throughout the MGM development process. They have been a great partner. We are pleased that they will part of a new Downtown Springfield.”

Fuss & O’Neil has 10 regional offices throughout all six New England states and more than 300 employees.

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