(Hampton, NH) – Further sparking its resurgence as the region’s premier office, conference and event center, One Liberty Lane this week proudly welcomed Seacoast hospitality leader Galley Hatch Catering as the storied corporate complex’s newest resident.
The move to Liberty Lane, the newly renovated former headquarters of Fisher Scientific Corporation, places a full-service caterer onsite at a facility quickly becoming a preferred destination for weddings, corporate functions, and special events. In the time since its acquisition in 2009 by Milford, NH,-based R.J. Finlay & Co., the already state-of-the-art facility has been transformed into the area’s most dynamic multi-purpose site, boasting 80,000 square feet of commercial space, with some 50 executive office suites, eight large commercial areas, and 18,000 square feet of conference and event space.
“We are so happy to have Galley Hatch Catering join us here at Liberty Lane,” One Liberty Lane Executive Director Kim Reagan said. “We believe that this partnership is just the touch that Liberty Lane needed to rightfully stake its claim as the Greater Seacoast area’s premier corporate and function space. We welcome Galley Hatch along with our newest executive suite additions: Northeast Passage Financial advisors, Dartmouth Data, RAM Network Services, SiteVentures, AB Lloyd Construction and Morin Brick.”
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Hampton, NH, Galley Hatch Catering is a sister company to the Galley Hatch Restaurant, a local favorite for 40 years. With services that already range from weddings and corporate outings to golf tournaments, family gatherings, boat cruises, corporate meetings, seminars, and open houses, Galley Hatch Catering co-owner John Tinios described the Liberty Lane move as a significant growth opportunity.
“We are excited as a company to take on the challenge of making a great property a great hospitality venue for catered events and meetings,” Tinios said. “Along with my partner Kevin Sullivan, who’s devoted nearly twenty years of his life to making Galley Hatch successful, we have a team of professionals with decades of experience in providing exceptional food and beverage service to the greater Seacoast. What Liberty Lane offers is the ability to expand the amenities that we are able to offer our guests there… and a top-notch meetings venue that can compete with any facility on the Seacoast.”
One Liberty Lane was designed by the renowned Boston architecture firm of Royal Barry Wills Associates. Built in 1975 within an elegantly landscaped 26-acre private campus, it was first the corporate headquarters for Wheelabrator Technologies, before serving as the home of Fisher Scientific Corporation. When Fisher Scientific and Thermo Electron merged in late 2006, the stately brick building — which also housed a climate-controlled wine cellar, greenhouse and helipad — was no longer needed as a corporate headquarters.
R.J. Finlay & Co. purchased the building in the spring of 2009, looking to harness its extraordinary architecture and unparalleled setting at the intersection of I-95 and NH Rte. 101 as a magnet both for regional business and special events, from corporate conferences and trade shows to weddings and celebrations.