Cranshaw Construction is a general contracting and construction management company with practical design and construction experience. Founded in 1983, the company has successfully completed over 20 million square feet of commercial space, totaling close to $2 billion in suburban and downtown Boston in the last 31 years. They have successfully completed a variety of complex projects ranging from shopping centers, assisted living and manufacturing/research and development facilities to television stations and first class office developments.
Cranshaw Construction is an affiliate of National Development, an interdisciplinary real estate firm providing development, property management and investment acquisition services. The company’s affiliation with National Development helps Cranshaw Construction to take an “owner’s perspective” in managing the construction of a project from the earliest conceptual phases through final occupancy.
The synergies and feedback received from the other disciplines and services provided by National Development, such as the property management division, allows Cranshaw Construction to have first hand and up to date knowledge as to what building elements and design operate most efficiently and cost effectively without compromising the marketability of the product in the future.
The team understands that there are multiple approaches to the development, design and construction of any particular project. Each project presents its own set of unique challenges that must be analyzed and balanced with the owner’s objectives to arrive at the best possible solution.
Cranshaw Construction has developed an aggressive approach that will provide for immediate participation of personnel, resources and procedures. We endorse a close working relationship with the owner/tenant and other team members. In the construction of over 20 million square feet, we have an impeccable record of on time and on budget construction.
As an owner oriented contractor, our philosophy is to identify costs and issues at the outset of a project, work closely with the project team on value engineering while balancing cost, quality and performance.
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."
Mar 03, 2020
Foundation, Core, Frame, and Renovation Work Continues at Arsenal Yards
Progress continues on the 7-building live, work, play destination, Arsenal Yards along the Charles River in Watertown. Foundation and core work is ongoing for buildings C and D which will be the apartments and retail space surrounding Bond Square. Framework construction continues for buildings B and F which will become residential/mixed-use and the Hampton Inn Suites, respectively. Renovations on the original structures, buildings A and E are finishing as many retail tenants have moved in. The most recent opening being the Majestic 7 movie theater which offers the lovely reclining seats and a full bar.
Feb 29, 2020
$5M Plumbing Permit Pulled for South End Co-Living Project
EM Duggan has pulled a permit valued at $5M for the plumbing work at 7INK in the South End. Boston's first co-living project will feature 180 units complete with complimentary hotel-style conveniences like high-speed Wi-Fi, premium cable TV, & weekly housekeeping. Amenity spaces offered will include a gaming room, common lounge, and co-working area. Construction is expected to last through the fourth quarter of 2021.
Feb 23, 2020
Allston Development Secures $24 Million Construction Loan
The Mount Vernon Company has secured a $24 million construction loan via First Republic Bank for the project at 37 North Beacon Street in Allston.
The project features two building: a five-story building containing 74 apartment residences at the intersection of North Beacon and Everett Streets, and a four-story building containing nine condominium residences next door on Sinclair Road.
Feb 14, 2020
Gas & Plumbing Permits Pulled for 125 Sumner St in East Boston
The permits for gas and plumbing install have been pulled for the 2 building project at 125 Sumner Street in East Boston. One building on the site will contain 22 affordable rental apartment residences, and the other will contain 30 mixed-income condos. Apartments will include 3 and 4-bedrooms, and condominiums will include studio, one-, two- and three bedrooms. 14 condominiums will be designated affordable.
Feb 11, 2020
455 Grand Union Boulevard Tops Off
Federal Realty Investment Trust celebrated the topping off of Assembly Row’s newest building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard today, honoring the hard work of Ironworkers Local 7. The steel roof beam was raised approximately 200 feet in the air and is one of the last of approximately 3500 tons of steel that was used in construction. 455 Grand Union is a 300K SF Class-A office building that will be anchored by Puma North America’s new corporate headquarters. The building will be completed in January of 2021.
Feb 02, 2020
Framing Nearly Complete for PUMA HQ at Assembly Row
Framing is nearly complete for 455 Grand Union Boulevard at Assembly Row, the future home of PUMA. The building will feature around 237,000 square feet of office space along with nearly 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. PUMA announced last January they will lease 150,000 square feet at the project. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.
Jan 29, 2020
7INK Financed for $53.25 Million via Citizens Bank
7INK has received $53.25 million in construction financing via Citizens Bank.
The approved project calls for a 14-story residential building containing 180 shared suites and micro-studios. Developed by National Development, 7INK will be Boston’s first major co-living development, emphasizing communal living. The building will provide a full range of services, unique community engagements and extraordinary shared amenity spaces.
Jan 28, 2020
Site & Foundation Work Ongoing for 125 Sumner Street in East Boston
Site and foundation work is ongoing for the upcoming 2 building project at 125 Sumner Street in East Boston. One building within the development will contain approximately 22 affordable rental apartments, and the other will contain 30 mixed-income condos. Apartments will include 3 and 4-bedrooms, and condominiums will include studio, one-, two- and three bedrooms. A 1,040 square foot public Community Room facing Boston Harbor connected to an outdoor patio with sweeping harbor and downtown skyline views will be located in the apartment building.
Jan 26, 2020
Certificate of Occupancy Issued for The Residences at Brighton Marine
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the residences at Brighton Marine at 1465 Commonwealth Ave. The building offers 100 apartments, ranging in size from studios through three-bedrooms, offering open-concept floorplans and modern finishes. All units at Brighton Marine will be leased with a preference for veterans with 11 units reserved for formerly homeless veterans.
Jan 24, 2020
Foundation Work Ongoing for Building D at Arsenal Yards
The first slab placement is ongoing for building D at Arsenal Yards as part of the blvd & bond apartments. The three buildings will offer a total of 300 luxury residences with first move-ins expected this coming fall. Amenities will include a fitness center, roof deck, and a club room. Elsewhere on the project, the majority of the retail and entertainment spaces including the Majestic 7 Cineman are set to be open by the middle of this year.
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