About Haley & Aldrich
70 Blanchard Road, Suite 204, Burlington, MA
From a foundation of technical excellence, Haley & Aldrich seeks to create more value for our clients while reducing their overall project costs. We use novel approaches to engineering and environmental challenges, including more efficient processes and new ways of applying technology. In some cases that means not doing things the way they are usually done in our industry, or the way our clients typically approach a project.
We also innovate in our practice by looking beyond the technical challenges to consider how various stakeholders impacted by a project will measure success. We consider the needs of various regulatory agencies as well as the impact on the environment, communities, and neighborhoods. We factor those needs with our deep understanding of the value our clients desire to create for their organizations and stakeholders. In this “whole-system approach,” the more stakeholders who are satisfied, the more successful and more sustainable a project will be.
Core to how we operate is our commitment to having our best people on the most challenging opportunities, and the right people doing the right work—safely. To do this, we’ve built one team that works together across all U.S. geographies to solve complex problems above and below ground. We serve clients from multiple offices across the country while providing consistent and seamless delivery.
Dec 12, 2019
Demo Underway for The Exchange South End
Demo has kicked off of the building that formerly housed the historic Boston Flower Exchange to make way for Exchange South End, the upcoming 1.6 million square foot project that, once complete, will be a next-generation life science and technology urban campus. When asked about the timeline for construction of the first phase of the project, The Abbey Group tells BLDUP, "We are actively marketing the project, we are preparing the site and taking steps to be able to go forward with construction. We don't yet have a specific timetable to share."
While the Boston Flower Exchange represented a physical exchange of goods for much of the 20th century, Exchange South End will represent an exchange of ideas, technology, and culture for the 21st. Located in the South End, one of Boston’s most culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods and home to hundreds of nearby restaurants, bars, retail shops, art galleries, and studios, the site will feature four new state-of-the-art laboratory and office buildings, significantly improving the area’s life science and technology infrastructure. Additionally, the campus will feature 22,000 square feet of retail space and 30,000 square feet of community space.It is anticipated that the site’s original wharf granite slabs will be excavated and incorporated into Albany Green, a one-acre publicly accessible open space at the heart of the campus, as benches, walls, and other park features.
Dec 10, 2019
Early Stage Site Work Underway for Parcel I Residential Project at Cambridge Crossing
Early-stage site work is now underway for the first residential building at Cambridge Crossing. The project, located on Parcel I, will feature around 500 residential units plus parking for approximately 250 cars and 500 bicycles. The 20 story building will also offer numerous tenant amenities including an outdoor pool deck.
Dec 06, 2019
Demo App Filed for Southie Parcels to Make Way for 99 A Street
A demo permit application has been filed to clear the commercial structures at 18-22 West Third Street, 30-40 West Third Street, and 42-44 West Third Street, in South Boston. The demo would make way for a proposed life sciences building to feature a total of 300,000 square feet with cafe space on the first floor plus parking for 162 vehicles.
Included in this demo permit is the Coppersmith building which was acquired by Anchor Line Partners for $19.625 Million in June 2018. The restaurant-bar is set to close this coming January and is going out with a bang with a series of events including an ugly sweater party and a hang-over ready New Year's day brunch complete with IV stations.
Dec 03, 2019
Newton City Council Approves Northland's Mixed-Use Project
Last night the Newton City Council approved the 14 building mixed-use project Northland has planned for the 22+ acre site on Needham and Oak Streets. The project will include a total of 800 housing units (140 of which will be affordable), 180,000 square feet of office space and 115,000 square feet of commercial space. Plans also call for 10 acres of open space including 8 new parks plus a mobility hub that will offer free electric shuttle service to the Newton Highlands MBTA Station.
Nov 26, 2019
South Boston Innovation Campus Now Under Review
Millennium Partners has filed a project notification form for the South Boston Innovation Campus. The plans call for the demolition of the existing warehouse on-site and construction of a 10-story, approximately 381,000 square foot building including laboratory, r&d, and office. Parking for 325 vehicles is also proposed in surface lots and a below-grade garage plus a new public plaza that will extend the series of open spaces along Northern Avenue that stretches across the South Boston Waterfront from Seaport Square to the Marine Industrial Park. Per the filing, construction is expected to begin in late 2020 or early 2021 and last around 2 years.
Nov 25, 2019
Foundation Work Continues for Winthrop Center
Foundation work continues at Winthrop Center, set to be the largest Passive House office building in the world. The 53-story tower is designed to surpass LEED Platinum status. Along with a leading-edge building envelope, the project team is working with Eversource to maximize energy efficiency. Eversource is advising on the optimization of the chiller and boiler plants and is also providing incentives to support the highly efficient envelope, lighting, and HVAC equipment. In addition to the customer incentives, Eversource will also provide design team incentives to support the advanced design practices associated with this project.
Other best in class features of the Winthrop Center office component will include a Passive House ventilation system that will provide higher levels of fresh air, shown to enhance creativity and productivity. The tower will also be wired platinum, offering the best in digital infrastructure. Tenants of the 750,000 square feet of office space will also have access to The Collective, a 35,000 square foot club that features a fitness center, game room, coworking space, and coffee bar. Atop the office space, Winthrop Center will also feature around 500 luxury condo homes. Construction is expected to last through the first quarter of 2022.
Nov 22, 2019
Framing Rising for 50 Rogers St. in Kendall Square
Framing continues at 50 Rogers Street in Kendall Square. The project will include a two-level below-grade parking garage that will hold more than 100 cars and 142 bikes. This project will also feature 136 rental units along with a landscaped courtyard and ground floor tenant amenity space. The building that has been designed with cues from the historic industrial buildings in Kendall Square is expected to be complete in Summer 2020.
Nov 19, 2019
Plumbing Permit Pulled for Upcoming Herb Chambers Jaguar/Land Rover Dealership
A plumbing permit has been issued for the upcoming Herb Chambers Jaguar Land Rover Dealership coming to Commonwealth Avenue. The new 3-story building will include showrooms, office space, service bays, and customer amenities. The project will include around 537 off-street parking spaces located within the building and 58 surface spaces.
Nov 19, 2019
Interior Finishing Has Kicked Off For The Smith South End
With the building envelope nearly complete interior finishing is now underway for The Smith South End. In total, The Smith will bring 650 units of housing, including 65 affordable, 20,000 square feet of retail and cultural space, and 75,000 square feet of new and renovated office space to the South End. The development will also feature a 1-acre community park bisecting the site set to bring walkability and vibrancy so this section of the neighborhood. First units are expected to be available this coming Spring.
Nov 15, 2019
Tower Crane in Place for 321 Harrison Ave. Addition and Renovations
A tower crane is now in place at 321 Harrison Avenue for the addition and renovations to the Class A office project. An 8-story office building is being built on top of the existing 3-story parking garage. The existing lobby that connects 1000 Washington Street and the garage will be reconfigured to create a shared lobby for the two buildings.
Nov 15, 2019
NPC Approved for Winthrop Center
A notice of project change filed last month for Winthrop Center was approved by the BPDA on 11/14. The changes include the reduction of residential units from around 500 to 387 with an increase in office space from 750,000 square feet to 772,422. While the height of the tower will not change the total square footage has also been reduced from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021. Finally, one level of underground parking has also been eliminated, cutting about 50 spaces from the total.
Nov 14, 2019
NPC Filed for Innovation Point
With construction wrapping up on the renovations to the historic buildings at 5 Necco Court, Alexandria Real Estate Equities & National Development have filed a Notice of Project Change for the new construction building slated to be included in the Innovation Point Project. The updated plans call still call for a 12-story building however total square footage has increased to approximately 316,000 designed for multi-tenant office/life sciences/r&d uses. The building would also include active ground floor uses, such as retail and restaurant spaces. Because of the Project Site's proximity to public transit and nearby public parking facilities, the new building is not proposed to include any underground parking. Per the filing, the development team plans to begin construction on 15 Necco St. in the third quarter of 2020.
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