Corderman & Company Completes Engie's New Boston Offices at 9 Channel Center
Construction is now complete on ENGIE’s new expanded Boston office at 9 Channel Center Street in Boston. ENGIE has moved into 21,000 square feet of first class office space on two floors of the modern mixed-use building in the city’s historic and vibrant Channel Center neighborhood. Corderman & Company provided construction management services on the project.
The $3.2 million construction program, in collaboration with global design firm Gensler’s Houston and Boston offices, is a mix of open workspace, private offices, conference rooms, work lounges, wellness rooms, cafes, huddle areas, a private phone booth, and shower room in an inspiring contemporary environment.
Staying true to the warehouse-industrial architecture at 9 Channel Center, ENGIE’s offices include exposed brick and beam construction throughout. Colorful branded moments, statement lighting, and modern furniture provide a dynamic contrast. Each floor was designed with three zones to accommodate employee collaboration and individual work throughout the day. Pops of color were infused into the cafes and teaming zones. The central teaming area and perimeter individual workstations were designed to facilitate concentration and focus.
“ENGIE’s new Boston office is an agile work environment embracing employee engagement reflecting their forward-thinking,” said Corderman & Company Senior Project Manager Kevin Hegarty. “9 Channel Center is the perfect place for them to grow and thrive.”
Owner/developer Berkeley Investments’ 9 Channel Center is part of their far-reaching program to enhance value through adaptive reuse throughout Channel Center. The building has been infused with new technology and a modern design aesthetic while maintaining its brick and beam ambiance. It is positioned at the cross-section of South Boston, Fort Point, and the Seaport District. Other tenants in the building include Corderman & Company, and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. The office and retail leasing agent is CBRE.
The new space for ENGIE is one of numerous customized and creative offices that are either complete or underway by Corderman & Company. This includes offices for: Cybereason, Catalant Technologies, Venture Lane, Neoscape, Placester, Ideo, Enzyvant,, Goulston & Storrs, and Kensington Capital. Corderman’s team on this project was comprised of: Hegarty, Project Manager Jim Tully, Superintendent Joel Ashton, Laborer Kenneth DeCampo, and Senior Estimator Cadman Corbett.
$2M Fit-out Permit Pulled for 9 Channel Center
A fit-out permit valued at just over $2M has been pulled for the 6th and 7th floors at 9 Channel Center in Fort Point. The permit calls for new finishes including, flooring, glass, and paint along with MEP upgrades.
49 Unit Project Approved in East Boston
The development plans for 205 Maverick Street have been approved by the Boston Planning Board. The plans call for a 5 story building to include 49 rental units and 3,100 sf of ground floor retail (to house the Maverick Street Market currently on the site). At the planning board meeting, the development team noted they have increased the affordable units within the project to 7, above the cities required percentage.
C9’s facade is nearing completion. Windows have been almost fully installed along the building’s future office and ground-floor retail spaces. New heating and electrical systems have been installed to C9’s rear.
Interior work continues; C9 will contain an open floor plan configured for innovation and collaboration. C9 will be a great addition to Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood and the Seaport Innovation District. New photographs of C9 are posted above.
In other news, The Fort Pointer reports that neighboring 7 Channel Center may soon be redeveloped. Per The Fort Pointer’s tweet, a 23-story, 243 foot tall residential tower will be proposed with 272 units including 20 artist units. The Fort Pointer also reports that the building’s architect might be Handel Architects, who also designed Millennium Tower in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood. 7 Channel Center is owned by Berkeley Investments, who is C9's owner and developer. Stay tuned as this exciting Fort Point project evolves.
Significant progress is being made at C9. Restoration work and installation of new windows has given C9's historic facade a new shine and a strong presence on Channel Center Street. Columbia Construction and MacKay Construction Services are doing stellar work at C9, and we look forward to observing the talented team's continued progress. May 1st, 2015Construction has started at C9, recently approved for construction.