Cranshaw Construction is a construction management company with extensive urban and suburban experience. Founded in 1983, the company has successfully built over 30 million square feet totaling close to $2 billion in suburban and downtown Boston in the last 31 years. They have completed a variety of complex projects including retail centers, office core/shell and fit up, industrial, hotel and multifamily.
Cranshaw Construction is an affiliate of National Development, one of the regions largest real estate investment and development firms, which helps Cranshaw take an “owner’s perspective” in managing the construction of a project from the earliest conceptual phases through final occupancy. Cranshaw is known to bring great value in the preconstruction phase of a project through thorough estimating, creative problem solving and a teamwork centered approach to managing schedule and budget.
Jul 01, 2020
Framing Nearly Complete for Old Colony Phase III
Wood framing is nearly complete for the third phase of the Old Colony redevelopment in South Boston. The project will create 4-new buildings in total to include 301 affordable apartments. All buildings will have townhouse-style direct entry apartments on the first floor.
Jul 01, 2020
Framing Ongoing for The Mark Luxury Condos in East Boston
Wood framing is being constructed for the upcoming 107 unit luxury condo project, The Mark at DeNormandie Wharf. The 6-story building will also feature 6,500 square feet of shared workspace plus parking for 80 cars. Residents will have access to a private fitness center with several immersive entertainment lounges. Despite the project still being in the early stages of construction, around 70% of the units are already presold.
Jun 28, 2020
East Boston Development Financed for $5M
The development site along Frankfort & Gove Streets in East Boston has been financed through Metro Credit Union for $5M. The site includes the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church which will be renovated to include 14 condos. An additional new construction building to be added to feature another 94 condos. The project will also include parking for 84 cars and new green space.
Jun 24, 2020
Framing Underway for Allston Multifamily
The concrete is complete, and wood framing has kicked off at 37 North Beacon Street. The project will feature 2 buildings to offer a total of 83 residences, 74 apartments, and 9 condos. 42 parking spaces would be located on-site, in addition to storage for 83 bicycles.
Jun 15, 2020
Framing Underway for 2nd & 3rd Residential Buildings at Arsenal Yards
Framing is now underway for the 2nd and 3rd residential within Arsenal Yards, surrounding what will be Bond Square. In total, the BLVD & Bond apartments will offer 300 units plus a fitness center, clubroom, and roof deck.
Photos: Boylston Properties
Jun 14, 2020
Window & Facade Install Ongoing for 500 Unit Project at Assembly Row
With framing nearly complete, window & facade install is ongoing for Block 8 at Assembly Row. The 24-story building will feature 500 apartments with 26,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Multiple amenities will be located on-site for residents, including an outdoor courtyard with a pool and a rooftop terrace.
Jun 11, 2020
Facade Install Nearly Complete for 960 Mass Ave
Curtainwall installation is finishing and the project team is preparing for the metal panel installation on 960 Mass Ave. This project included the removal of two existing 3rd-floor additions and the construction of a new 30,000 square foot addition that will feature office space. The work also includes updates to the HVAC and electrical services, and site improvements.
Photo: Rode Architects
Jun 04, 2020
Site Work Back Underway for 7Ink
Excavation and pile driving have resumed for 7Ink in the South End. The upcoming 14 story building will feature 180 units of co-living each furnished and complete with Wi-Fi, cable, and weekly cleaning. The co-living model also includes a regular calendar of curated social activities and large amenity areas for co-working and socializing including a rooftop deck overlooking Boston. National Development tells BLDUP they now expect to open 7Ink in Q1 of 2022 as they work to advance the schedule as best they can over the next many months.
May 20, 2020
Permit Pulled for Sprinkler Install at 37 North Beacon
A permit has been pulled to install the sprinkler system at 37 North Beacon Street in Allston. The upcoming 2-building project will include a total of 83 residences, 74 apartments & 9 condos. Amenities within the project are set to include a rooftop terrace with Boston skyline views, a fitness center, and a street-level art gallery.
Apr 17, 2020
With Additional Safety Protocols in Place Construction Continues at Arsenal Yards
With additional safety measures in place, construction continues at Arsenal Yards in Watertown. The project team has reduced the workforce on-site by around 70% which allows for those at work to maintain social distancing guidelines. Workers must also complete a drive-thru temperature check every morning and supervisors are keeping daily logs to ensure no worker is permitted to work if they are unwell. At the site currently, exterior work is ongoing for the mixed-use building set to include the Roche Brothers, parking, and a portion of the 300+ apartments of Blvd & Bond. Foundation & footing work is also ongoing for the other two apartment buildings toward the center of the site. When open Blvd & Bond will offer modern studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments along with a sleek fitness center, roof deck, and welcoming club room.
Mar 24, 2020
Framing Nearly Complete for Assembly Row Block 8
Framing is nearly complete for the 525,000 square foot mixed-use property on Assembly Row Block 8. The property will include 500 new residences and approximately 26,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space, adding to Assembly Row's busy streetscape. Amenities for residents will include a 4th-floor courtyard with a pool & private patios and a rooftop outdoor terrace. Select residences would feature private terraces with sweeping views of Boston. 500 vehicle parking spaces, in addition to bicycle storage, would also be provided within the building for residents. Construction on the project will pause as of 3/27 per the City of Somerville's directive. Patrick McMahon, Senior VP, Regional Development at Federal Realty Investment Trust tells BLDUP, "we are fully complying with the city’s mandate and will continue to look for ways to support our community, including our residents, retailers, workers and neighbors."
Mar 24, 2020
Window Install Underway for 455 Grand Union Blvd.
After topping off last month, windows are now going in at 455 Grand Union Boulevard in Assembly Row. The 267,387 square foot building will include 237,600 square feet of office space above approximately 29,700 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Over half of the office space has been leased to PUMA. Construction is expected to wrap up in January of 2021 but for now, construction will pause as of 3/27 per the City of Somerville's order. Patrick McMahon, Senior VP, Regional Development at Federal Realty Investment Trust tells BLDUP, "we are fully complying with the city’s mandate and will continue to look for ways to support our community, including our residents, retailers, workers, and neighbors."
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