North Campus Dining Facility


In 1979, ESPN, Inc. selected Bristol, CT as the site of its sports-focused broadcast company. Having begun in just one relatively modest building, the company’s Bristol-based headquarters today spans 16 acres and includes 17 buildings totaling of 900,000 square feet. This main campus is referred to as ESPN Plaza.

In addition to ESPN Plaza, the sports network leases a 400,000 square-foot warehouse facility nearby. Kohler Ronan was engaged at this property to provide full MEP/FP services in support of a new north campus dining facility and subsequent office fit-out.

The dining component of the project encompassed designs for a fully-equipped institutional kitchen, servery and casual dining room/cafeteria. These spaces totaled approximately 30,000 square feet, leaving 37,00o for the office-fit-out.

Regarding the office fit-out, Kohler Ronan deigned engineering systems for conference rooms, offices, lounges, and the like. The facility’s exterior includes a converted courtyard, open to employees.


ARCHITECTClohessy Harris & Kaiser, LLC
SIZE67,000 sf (within
 400,000 sf space)
COST$10 million

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