Watts Water Technologies

Watts Works Training Facility

Watts Water Technologies is a global leader in the manufacturing of innovative products for residential, commercial, and institutional applications for the water industry. Watts had a need for a training facility for contractors, distributors, and engineers to learn more about the applications their products could be used in, and former warehouse space in the basement of their global headquarters was available. Renovating 15,000 SF of space without interrupting daily operations, which included extensive saw cutting and plumbing work, was no easy task. The training facility consists of two classrooms, a reception area with cafe, two mechanical rooms, a sprinkler lab, a backfill and valve lab, and an HVAC lab. The renovations included extensive underground plumbing and trenching to incorporate plumbing for two new bathrooms and mechanical rooms. Unlike most projects, both the sprinkler room and the mechanical rooms were surrounded in glass, requiring typical ‘utility’ space to become a showcase. Throughout the space, Wise used only Watts products, exhibiting the wide range of applications Watts offers. Through extensive preplanning and co-locating on site, Wise was able to integrate closely with the Watts team, creating a seamless process throughout the project.