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.
Aug 20, 2019
Windows In Place and Facade Going Up for Veteran's Housing in Brighton
Windows are in place and work is beginning on the facade of the Brighton Marine project along Commonwealth Avenue. The 6-story building will feature 100 units, a mix of studios through three bedrooms, all will be leased with a preference for veterans. Community amenities will include a fitness center, community room, and media room. Occupancy is expected in late 2019.
Aug 20, 2019
Demo Wrapping up at 125 Sumner St. in East Boston
Demo of the Clippership Apartments originally built in 1974 is wrapping up to make way for a new mixed-income apartment and condo project. The upcoming 2 building development will feature 22 affordable rentals and 30 mixed-income condos. Apartments will include 3 and 4-bedrooms, and condos will include studio, one-, two- and three bedrooms. The project will also include 3,400 square feet of retail space along with surface parking for 19 cars.
Aug 09, 2019
Affordable Housing Development Financed for $47.05 Million
The Old Colony Phase III affordable housing development in South Boston has been financed for $47,051,153 via Mass Housing, Boston Housing Authority, and BlueHub Capital.
Phase Three of the redevelopment of the Old Colony Housing Development in South Boston. Plans call for the demo of the eight existing residential buildings comprised of 250 units to make room for four new buildings to feature 301 units. The construction of the new apartments that will be undertaken in three sub-phases. The new four-story residential buildings will contain a total of approximately 347,000 gross square feet. All buildings will have townhouse-style direct entry apartments on the first floor.
Aug 05, 2019
Demo Kicks Off for Old Colony Phase III
Demolition of the first four buildings, Phase 3A, of the Old Colony redevelopment is now underway. The four beings being removed included 115 affordable homes and will be replaced with 2 new construction buildings to feature 138 units. Phases 3B & 3C will also add affordable units to the South Boston project, and when complete the total unit count for Phase 3 will increase from 250 to 301. Construction on upcoming phases of the project is expected to kick off later this year and into 2020. All new buildings are designed to integrate into new construction already complete on Phases 1 & 2 of the development.
Jul 26, 2019
Interior Finish Work Underway for Avenu at Natick
Interior finishing is ongoing for Avenu at Natick, the upcoming 62+ active adult community just west of Boston. The project is set to open in early October. Avenu at Natick will 164 units along with movie screening room, fitness center, salon and spa, and resort-style pool. The one and two-bedroom homes are currently ranging in price from $3125 to just under $5000 per month.
Jul 09, 2019
Cores Climbing for 455 Grand Union Blvd
Two concrete cores are climbing for what will be a 267,000+ square foot commercial building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard in Assembly Row. The project will include around 237,600 square feet of office space, 150,000 of which will be home to Puma North America. Approximately 29,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and parking for 550 cars will round out the project. Not only will Puma's 450 employees have access to Assembly Row's many shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations but the Grand Union building will include communal roof terraces on the 6th and 12th floors. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.
Jul 09, 2019
Steel Framing Kicks Off for 500 Unit Residential Building at Assembly Row
Steel framing has kicked off for the next residential project at Assembly Row on Block 8 of Somerville's live, work, play destination, The Block 8 project is set to include 500 residential units along with around 26,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Multiple amenities will be located on-site for residents, including a 4th-floor courtyard with a pool & private patios and a rooftop outdoor terrace.
Jul 03, 2019
Boston East Refinanced for $55 Million
The property at 126 Border Street has been refinanced for $55 million via TD Bank.
Boston East is a six-story mixed-use development on the East Boston Waterfront. Boston East features 200 residential apartments and public waterfront amenities including a Harborwalk, art galleries, historic interpretive exhibits, available kayaks and paddleboards and a boat launch.
Jun 21, 2019
Addition and Renovations Ongoing at 960 Mass. Ave.
Work is ongoing at 960 Mass. Ave for National Development's transformation of the industrial property to office and light industrial space. The project will include a new 30,000 square foot addition along with updated HVAC & electrical service. Standard Electric Supply remains open on-site during the construction. The new space is set to be complete late this year.
Jun 12, 2019
Wood Framing Complete for Brighton Marine
Wood Framing is complete for the upcoming veteran's housing development along Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton. The project will include 100 apartments, a mix of studios through three bedrooms along with as well as 5,650 square feet of common amenity space. 11 units will be reserved for formerly homeless veterans.
Jun 03, 2019
Emery Flats In Woburn Now Leasing: Expected First Occupancy in July
Leasing has kicked off for the 200 unit Emery Flats in Woburn with construction nearly complete on the first building in the development. Residences range in size from studios renting for $1950 to 3 bedrooms at $3600 per month with first units expected to be available around July 15th. The second building in the project should be complete sometime in September. Resident amenities at Emery Flats will include an outdoor pool, fitness center, rooftop lounge, and co-working area.
May 07, 2019
Work Begins on Core for Future Puma Headquarters at Assembly Row
Work has started on the core for the upcoming 300,000 square foot commercial building at 455 Grand Union Blvd in Somerville's Assembly Row. The nearly 300,000 square foot commercial building will be home to Puma North America, who announced in January they will lease 150,000 square feet of space within the project. The Class A office building will feature 550 dedicated parking spaces and approximately 25,000 SF of ground floor retail. PUMA is expected to occupy 455 Grand Union Boulevard in early 2021 with 450 employees relocating from offices in Boston and their current headquarters building in Westford, Massachusetts.
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