Commercial Space For Lease

Franklin Business Center • 20 Canal St., Franklin, NH 03235

Property Information

Franklin Business Center is centrally located in the Historic District of Franklin New Hampshire with frontage on the Winnipesaukee river. The complex sits on 3.75 acres and is comprised of three connected mill buildings with over 185,000 square feet of storage, warehouse, office, and small manufacturing space.

Additional features include heat, wet sprinkler, freight elevators, loading docks, lighted paved parking, city sewer and water, fully tiled mens & ladies rooms located on all floors, ceramic tiled lobby, concrete floors on first floor, commercial tile and restored original wood planking in remainder of building, brick and masonry exterior, sheetrock and sandblasted exposed brick interior walls, fluorescent lighting in all areas, on site management services and parking for over 170 cars.

Leasing Space Information at Franklin Business Center

Office space, light manufacturing, storage, and warehousing are all available at the Franklin Business Center. There are 10 loading docks strategically located throughout the complex to service both ground floor and upper level tenants with access to freight elevator. From 100+ sq. ft. office to 35,000 sq. ft. complete floors available.

A Bit of History

Born in America's great industrial age, this proud brick mill complex was built on the edge of a powerful river and was the birthplace of a great textile company. The year was 1832 and the place is Franklin NH. The man is one J.P. Stevens who selected this site to build his very first textile plant. Located in the middle of the state, in the middle of the region, with water, rail and road access, it was the perfect location to launch a new age in the industrial evolution.

The rest, as they say, is history. New England became the industrial capital of the United States and J.P. goes on to become one of the largest textile manufacturers in the world. During the civil war the Franklin Mill produces uniforms and blankets for the troops. Since those days, the city and the economy has changed but the beauty of the mill has endured.

With new management, the old brick mill complex continues its evolution into a wonderful new business complex. With capital expenditures in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the brick walls, planked floors and massive beamed ceilings were sandblasted and restored. Tiled restrooms were installed and a new lobby was created.

Today the mill is the home of a number of business enterprises, community service organizations and continues to be a part of the regions colorful history.

In the News / Downloads

Thinning the Mills in Franklin

The Future of Franklin: Plan NH Booklet