Founded in 1954, Stantec has a long history of designing with community in mind both in the U.S. and internationally. From their Boston office, Stantec has worked The Exchange South End, Kenmore Square North, and The Beat in Dorchester. When asked about the work on The Beat, Tamara Roy and Colleen Arria, Principals at Stantec told BLDUP: “As the former home of the Boston Globe’s printing and operations, The BEAT presents a unique opportunity to repurpose this property for today’s modern workplace needs. Our design team has worked closely with Nordblom Company to create a next-generation office setting that supports collaboration, engagement, and innovation through advanced manufacturing, co-working, and entrepreneurial incubator space. The design will also incorporate wellness offerings with areas featuring healthy food choices and fitness amenities.”
Aug 12, 2019
First Units at 28 Austin Street in Newton Expected to Open Next Month
Interior finishing is ongoing and leasing is underway for 28 Austin Street in Newton. First residents are expected to take occupancy in late September with a second and third round of units coming online in October and November. In total, the project will feature 68 one & two-bedroom units ranging in size from around 650 square feet to over 1,200 square feet. Residents will have access to a sky deck with pergola and fire pits. The ground floor of the building will also include 5,000 square feet of retail space.
Aug 06, 2019
Caffè Nero Coming to Exchange 200 in Malden
With a permit issued in late July, Berkeley Investments has now announced the start of construction on Exchange 200 in Malden Center. Berkeley has also confirmed Caffe Nero as the first retail tenant for the transformative 300,000 square foot mixed-use project.
The transit-oriented property located in the heart of Malden Center will be transformed into a modern facility that can accommodate new creative office and flex/R&D space, data center, potential lab, and life science users, and ground-floor retail and restaurants. Caffè Nero, the premium European coffee house, will occupy over 2,500 square feet of space on the building’s ground floor, including outdoor patio seating.
Aug 06, 2019
Final Stages of Construction Wrapping up for Akamai Headquarters
Interior finishing and final stages of construction are wrapping up for what will be Akamai's new headquarters at 145 Broadway in Kendall Square. The new 450,000+ office tower is expected to be complete later this year. The landmark building features a cantilevered design along with a mile-long staircase on the interior, "the Akamile" extending from the lobby up to the 19th floor.
Jul 25, 2019
Facade in Place for Cambridge Discovery Park's Newest Additions
Work on the building envelopes is wrapping up for buildings 400 & 500 at Cambridge Discovery Park. The state-of-the-art, LEED Gold buildings will feature around 280,000 square feet of lab space. Just last month FogPharma signed a lease for nearly 115,000 square feet at the project. The property includes unobstructed views of Boston, two distinct lobbies and ground floor amenities including a café and fitness center. Construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.
Jul 22, 2019
Permit Issued for Renovations at Exchange 200 in Malden
A building permit has been issued the renovations to the existing office building at 200 Exchange Street in Malden Center. The permit includes selective interior and exterior demolition along with the upgrade of mechanical systems. When complete Exchange 200 will offer over 300,000 square feet of new creative office, data center and ground-floor retail and restaurant space. Upgrades to the space will also include a lobby redesign along with a fitness facility.
Jul 19, 2019
NEMA Boston Reaches Final Stages of Construction
With an expected opening in just a few months construction is in its final stages for NEMA Boston in the Seaport. Exterior work is nearly complete with all windows and facade in place except for those areas around the hoist crane. The project will feature apartments ranging in size from 375 square foot studios through 1500+ square feet three-bedroom, 2 bathroom homes listed at over $9000 per month. Luxury resident amenities at NEMA Boston, housed on the 21st floor of the building, include a fitness center, chef's kitchen, arcade, and co-working space.
Jul 16, 2019
LOI Filed for Millenium Partners Tremont Street Project
Millennium Partners, Asian Community Development Corporation (CDC), Corcoran Jennison Companies and Tufts Shared Services have officially filed a letter of intent to construct a 31-story, $174 million tower at 286-290 Tremont Street in Chinatown, replacing a City-owned surface parking lot.
The tower would contain 171 affordable apartment and condominium residences, a 140-room expansion of the adjacent Doubletree Hotel, a 264-space expansion of the adjacent Tufts Shared Services parking garage and 8,000 square feet of ground-floor community space.
Residences would include 45 apartments and 126 condominiums, and would represent Millennium’s affordable housing contribution for the upcoming 115 Winthrop Square tower. Corcoran Jennison owns the adjacent hotel, and Tufts owns the adjacent parking garage. Asian CDC recently completed the 21-story One Greenway mixed-income housing tower in partnership with New Boston Fund.
Jul 12, 2019
NPC Approved for The Huntington
A notice of project change has been approved for The Huntington, giving the development team the ok to reduce the floor to ceiling height within the 32 story tower in order to create 2 additional floors of living space. These two floors will allow for an additional 20 units, increasing the unit total to 446.
Jul 12, 2019
South Boston Property Trades for $80 Million
The property at 105 West First Street in South Boston has been acquired by Tishman Speyer for $80 million.
The approved seven-story, 250,000 square foot research and development (R&D) office building will be located on a 42,219 square foot site in South Boston across from A Street Park steps to the Channel Center development and the Broadway MBTA Red Line station.
The building will contain office, research, and development space, as well as ground-floor retail fronting West First Street.
Jul 03, 2019
Steel Framing Almost Complete for Hilton Hotel in South Bay Center
Structural steel framing is nearly complete for the upcoming Hilton Hotel as part of the South Bay Town Center redevelopment. The 6-story hotel will feature 130 guest rooms and is expected to be complete sometime next year. The hotel is the final piece of the redevelopment of the 10-acre site which includes new retail/restaurant space along with The Andi apartment building, featuring 475 units, now leasing.
Jun 21, 2019
Construction Continues on The Beat in Dorchester
Construction continues on Nordblom's transformation of BEAT in Dorchester, set to include 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space. The project will also include a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden. A new multi-use path will also be created around the site, restoring the adjacent Patten’s Cove public park and integrating the site into the surrounding Dorchester community.
Jun 14, 2019
Dock Square Garage Addition Approved
The ten-level addition to the existing Dock Square garage has been approved by the BPDA. The addition will include 195 residential units along with private open space at the center of the 9th floor. While the project will reduce the current 698 publicly available garage parking spaces to 682 spaces, the redesign includes new valet services and mechanical lifts. In addition, the brick façade of the existing garage will be re-clad along its entire perimeter to create a warm-colored building base that fits into the context of the neighborhood. Once construction begins it is expected to last around 24 months.
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