Former Wyeth tower to become trade school dorms

An HVAC company’s plans for its own vocational school at its Richmond home base are closer to becoming reality.

Alexandria-based Michael & Son has secured a special-use permit from the City of Richmond to convert the six-story former Wyeth plant tower at 1407 Cummings Drive into dormitories for students enrolled in its trade school.

The school, which will train future Michael & Son employees in plumbing, electrical, and heating and air conditioning repair, will also be housed in the 273,000-square-foot facility the company purchased in 2012. Work on the school is nearly complete, and the first class of enrollees is set to start in the next few weeks, said Basim Mansour, Michael & Son president.

 

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