The Hutter/Seppala Joint Venture of New Ipswich, NH, has been awarded a construction management contract for the first phase of construction of the New England Studios project at Devens, MA. The developer is MJM Development LLC of Andover, MA who represents a group of equity investors and a seasoned team of experienced California/Hollywood film industry leaders, studio operators and designers led by Bastien Associates of Tustin, CA and Gavin & Sullivan of Lowell, MA.

The multi-phase motion picture and television studio complex will be located on a 28-acre site and will total over 600,000 square feet when completed. Phase 1 of the project is a 126,000 square foot building, which will house four 18,000 square foot sound stages, 4,000 square feet of support area and 30,000 square feet of production support offices and a 20,000 square foot millwork shop and equipment storage area as well as parking and associated site improvements.

Following a groundbreaking ceremony on June 26th hosted by the Devens Redevelopment Council, Hutter/Seppala Joint Venture began work on the site. Construction completion of Phase 1 is scheduled for the summer of 2013.