Gilbane Building Company headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held family-owned construction and real estate development firms in the industry. Founded in 1873, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th, and 6th generations. Concentrating in select markets throughout North America, as well as internationally, Gilbane has 46 office locations around the world, as an industry leader in construction and real estate development.
With several billion square feet of successful project completions to our credit, including some of the most complex assignments, we have demonstrated time and time again our expertise in turning the most challenging situations into successfully completed buildings. We strive to bring our core values, expertise and integrated client-focused team approach as we deliver value in each of our projects in a streamlined process.
Feb 04, 2020
Permit Pulled for Interior Reno of Japanese Consulate Office at 100 High Street
Gilbane Building Company has pulled a permit valued at $1,894,702 for interior renovations to the office of the Consulate General of Japan at 100 High Street. The work will include demo of the existing office finishes, MEP upgrades and of course new millwork and finishes.
Jan 01, 2020
Foundation Work Ongoing for 225 Wyman Street in Waltham
Foundation work is ongoing for the upcoming 4-story Class A office/lab building at 225 Wyman Street in Waltham. The building will feature 507,000 square feet designed to LEED Silver Certification. Along with a full suite of interior amenities the property will also include walking trails and landscaped courtyards. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.
Dec 06, 2019
Demo App Filed for Southie Parcels to Make Way for 99 A Street
A demo permit application has been filed to clear the commercial structures at 18-22 West Third Street, 30-40 West Third Street, and 42-44 West Third Street, in South Boston. The demo would make way for a proposed life sciences building to feature a total of 300,000 square feet with cafe space on the first floor plus parking for 162 vehicles.
Included in this demo permit is the Coppersmith building which was acquired by Anchor Line Partners for $19.625 Million in June 2018. The restaurant-bar is set to close this coming January and is going out with a bang with a series of events including an ugly sweater party and a hang-over ready New Year's day brunch complete with IV stations.
Nov 22, 2019
MGM Music Hall at Fenway Breaks Ground
Fenway Sports Group Real Estate has officially broken ground on the MGM Music Hall at Fenway, a new, state-of-the-art performing arts center being developed on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets. The venue will be operated in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, and is currently scheduled to open for business in the fall of 2021.
“We spent a considerable amount of time contemplating the various uses for this particular parcel of land and the kind of development that would complement the entertainment and community needs of the Fenway neighborhood,” said FSG Chairman Tom Werner. “We felt an indoor, performing arts space of this scale would not only provide an intimate setting for live events, but also create a wide array of educational initiatives and programming for the many arts schools, like the Boston Arts Academy, Berklee College of Music, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, just steps away from the venue. We are excited to get this development underway.”
The MGM Music Hall at Fenway marks the first development project undertaken by FSGRE beyond the walls of Fenway Park. The project will occupy roughly 91,500 square feet on four levels, and accommodate approximately 5,000 patrons. The new venue will replace the open-air, paved lot – often referred to as “the Triangle Lot” – that has long accommodated parking for broadcast trucks and functioned as a service yard for Fenway Park.
“The MGM Music Hall is an exciting addition to Boston’s music scene, and will be a beautiful, state-of-the-art performance venue,” said Mayor Walsh. “Projects like these are a sign of our city’s strength, and I thank Fenway Sports Group for their commitment to opening this venue in Boston, their contributions to the surrounding community, and their recent commitment to the Boston Arts Academy with their partners at Live Nation.”
Pictured in Photo (L to R): MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren, Boston Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy, Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Fenway Sports Group Partner Linda Pizzuti Henry, Boston Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, and President of Live Nation New England Don Law participate in a groundbreaking during ceremony for the MGM Music Hall at Fenway November 22, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Photo Credit: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Getty Images
Nov 10, 2019
Permit Issued for Phased Reno at 173-175 Ipswich St. in Association with Fenway Theater
A permit has been pulled for the phased renovation of the laundry building at 173-175 Ipswich Street in association with the upcoming Fenway Theater project. This work will relocate the services within the existing building and also allow for some prep for the upcoming 180,000 square foot theater. The new performing arts venue will have a capacity of 400 people.
Oct 25, 2019
Updated Plans Presented for 99 A Street
In response to community concerns, Anchor Line Partners & Alexandria have presented updated plans for the proposed life science building at 99 A Street. The new plans reduce the building height from 133' to 100' and also cut down total square footage from 370,000 to 300,00. A change in parking was also included, up to 162 spaces from 76.
Sep 26, 2019
W.L. French Joins the Team Building Worcester’s Polar Park
W. L. French Excavating Corporation has been awarded a major contract at the site of the future home of the Worcester Red Sox by construction project manager Gilbane-AECOM Hunt, a Joint Venture. Located in Worcester’s Canal District, Polar Park will be home to the Worcester Red Sox starting in the 2021 season. The Triple-A ballpark will seat 10,000 fans and is viewed by city leaders as the centerpiece of a major redevelopment project.
Established in 1972 and headquartered in North Billerica, W. L. French is one of Greater Boston’s leading site excavation, environmental remediation and soil management firms, having worked on some of the region’s most complex and high-profile projects.
For Polar Park, W. L. French will be performing site demolition of the 22-acre site, mass excavating over 150,000 cubic yards of soil and disposing of nearly 118,000 tons of excess soil.
W. L. French will also provide installation of temporary shoring to support the existing CSX railroad as well as other existing site features needed to advance the ballpark and new building foundations. Approximately 95,000 cubic yards of the soil excavated from the site will be used as part of a concurrent project being developed by Madison Properties called South of Madison (SOMA). To meet the critical project milestones, W. L. French will be removing upwards of 5,000 cubic yards from the ballpark site per day.
“W. L. French is proud and honored to be working with this exceptional team and city in the development of the Polar Park Stadium,” said President and CEO of W. L. French, Bill French Jr., “This park is going to be an integral part of the revitalization of Downtown Worcester and will be enjoyed by families, including our own, for decades to come.”
Aug 15, 2019
Fenway Theater Approved by BPDA
After presenting the Planning Board with an impressive 3D model the development team behind The Fenway Theater received approval for the new 5,400 patron performing arts venue. The project also includes a 32,000 square foot vertical expansion of the garage building on-site to add new amenity areas for Fenway Park. Construction is expected to kick of this fall and last around 2 years.
Aug 06, 2019
Gilbane Selected as Construction Manager for 225 Wyman
Hobbs Brook Management has selcted Gilbane to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the 500,000-square foot speculative building at 225 Wyman St. in Waltham’s Hobbs Brook Office Park. The building will offer the largest contiguous block of class A space in the area.
Construction on the 5-story, lab-capable building designed by Gensler will begin in August and be completed in 2021. The project will also include a new parking garage within the Hobbs Brook Office Park to accommodate parking needs for the complex.
“We selected Gilbane for their extensive expertise in planning and building laboratory facilities,” Hobbs Brook Management principal architect Brad Cardoso said in a statement. “Gilbane has previously worked with Gensler on projects of this size and they are well-positioned for a successful project.”
Jul 10, 2019
Worcester Red Sox and City to Break Ground on Polar Park Stadium July 11
The city and future Worcester Red Sox team brass will break ground on the Canal District stadium on July 11, officials announced at the city’s Independence Day celebration.
A 10,000-seat ballpark, slated to cost upwards of $86 million, will house the Triple-A team, which will play its first game at the beginning of the 2021 season.
Construction of the stadium will spark a massive transformation of the city’s Canal District.
And, the team and city have just fewer than two years to complete the project before the team starts playing.
Along with the ballpark will be a surrounding development, including at least 225 residences, hotels, restaurants, retail and an office building overlooking the field. Denis Dowdle of Madison Downtown Holdings is spearheading much of that development, and previously told MassLive his work, which is on the opposite side of Madison Street from the ballpark, will begin sometime after the ballpark groundbreaking.
Renderings for the stadium have not been released, however, designers Janet Marie Smith and Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino have said the ballpark will have lots of open space for fans to gather.
While the stadium is planned to hold 10,000 fans, not all will sit in traditional seats. Roughly 7,000 seats will be traditional, with other areas open for fans to mingle during the game.
Jun 11, 2019
Project Updates for The Rio Grande Presented to Impact Advisory Group
Earlier this month, the development team behind the proposed Rio Grande Project in Roxbury presented project updates to the Impact Advisory Group. The plans for the 26 story tower include 241 apartments along with 15,500 square feet of retail space and 28,555 square feet of office. The presentation also included the three-pronged financing strategy that will see The AFL/ CIO funding the debt for the residential component while also seeking equity investors and public funding through housing and other tax credits.
The construction, to be handled by Gilbane & Janey Construction Management, is expected to last 26 months once the building permit is received and will be completed in phases to allow for early renovation of existing historic structures.
Jun 06, 2019
Demolition Nearly Complete at 225 Wyman Street in Waltham
Demo is wrapping up at 225 Wyman St. in the Hobbs Brook Office Park in Waltham to make way for a new construction, 500,000+ square foot project. Located along 128, in the busy tech/life-science corridor, the floor plates of the building are designed to accommodate office and lab space. On-site amenities will include a cafe, fitness center, and conference space. 225 Wyman is expected to be ready for tenant-fit out in Q1 2021.
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