CO Issued for Addition at 50 Staniford St
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the lobby addition at 50 Staniford Street. The project features renovations to over 34,000 square feet at the existing 10 story medical office building plus a new 19,500 square foot addition. The renovations and addition will revitalize the building and also create a dedicated pickup/drop-off area to accommodate the high volume of patients coming through the building.
Building Permit Issued for $1.3M Interior Renovations at 50 Staniford St.
While construction is ongoing for the renovation and addition at the base of the building, a building permit valued at $1.372M has been pulled for interior renovations on upper floors at 50 Staniford Street. The permit calls for new carpet, light fixtures, wall coverings, and paint on floors 3-5, 7, 8, & 10.
Plumbing Fit-Out Permit Issued for Boutique Wine Store Coming to Thompson Place
A plumbing fit-out permit has been issued for Winestyr coming to Thompson Place in the Seaport. Winestyr, a Chicago based company, brings small-production wines directly to consumers. At their showrooms, the company offers consultations where consumers can select wines that are then delivered directly to their homes.
The Chicago West Loop Winestry Showroom
Fort Point Trader Joe's Nearly Complete: Expected to Open This Coming Weekend
The much-anticipated Fort Point Trader Joe's is expected to open this coming weekend, October 19th. The project which was permitted in late June (as first reported on BLDUP) will be the first full-service grocery store in the Seaport.
Interior Finishing Underway for 50 Staniford St. Expansion
Interior finishing is now underway for the renovations and expansion of the medical office building at 50 Staniford Street. The project includes 34,270 square feet of renovations as well as a 19,500 square foot addition. As part of the project a new plaza, and a renovation of the building’s lobby will be completed.
Permit Issued for Fit-out of One Kings Lane at Thomson Place
Things continue to stay busy at Fort Point's Thomson Place with work underway for another tenant space. A fit-out permit was issued last week for luxury furniture and home decor brand One Kings Lane. The permit follows others issued for Trader Joe's and Bed Bath and Beyond earlier this summer.
Bed, Bath and Beyond Coming to Thomson Place
Bed, Bath & Beyond has signed a lease with Crosspoint Associates to open a new location in Fort Point. The home sales giant will be renting space at 25 Thomson Place. This historic block has been busy of late with a permit pulled just last week for the fit-out of Trader Joe's, set to be the neighborhoods first grocery store. The large scale of continued residential development in the Seaport, Fort Point, and nearby South Boston is certainly driving retail interest to this area.
Permit Pulled for Fit Out of Trader Joe's in Fort Point
A permit has been issued for the change of occupancy of existing office space within Thomson Place to a supermarket, Trader Joe's. The permit also calls for the fit out of the space along with renovations including MEP/FA/FP upgrades and new entrances and windows. When complete the Trader Joe's will be the Seaport's first full-service grocery store.
PTC Relocates to 250,000 SF Global Headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District
Cresa and Margulies Perruzzi Architects lead project team to deliver PTC’s transformational, technology-rich workplace at 121 Seaport Blvd.
The Boston office of Cresa, the world’s largest occupier-focused commercial real estate firm, and Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced the completion of a new 250,000 SF global headquarters for PTC Inc.(PTC), a global provider of technology that transforms how companies design, manufacture, operate, and service things in a smart connected world. PTC relocated its headquarters from Needham, Mass., to 121 Seaport Boulevard, a newly constructed 17-story, 400,000 SF office building in Boston’s Seaport District. The building recently received the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, its highest level of sustainability achievement.
PTC’s new technology-rich headquarters is a key part of the company’s business transformation, enhancing PTC’s profile and serving as a premier destination for employees, customers, and partners to experience PTC’s technology. At the heart of PTC’s new transformational headquarters is the Corporate Experience Center (CXC), an interactive showcase for PTC’s innovative technology, including its ThingWorx® industrial Internet of Things and Vuforia Augmented Reality (AR) platforms.
To facilitate the move to a new headquarters, PTC engaged Cresa as a global partner across multiple service lines, including site selection, lease administration, transaction management, workplace strategy, and project management. Cresa accomplished a six-month process in 30 days with fast-tracked negotiations that secured PTC’s 18.5-year lease for 250,000 SF at 121 Seaport. As the first signed tenant, PTC leased 63 percent of the building, where the company will house 1,000 of its 6,000 worldwide employees. PTC will occupy the building’s top nine floors with direct access to the roof deck from the top floor and access to a common area with an outdoor terrace on the third floor. Cresa also advised PTC on workplace strategy and facilitated PTC’s shift toward an activity-based, open office plan and free address concept for its workspace.
“Our move to Boston’s Seaport District signals a continued focus on innovation through forward-thinking technological advancements, as well as an evolution of our workplace strategy to anticipate the technology and workforce of the future,” said Eric Snow, senior vice president, corporate communications, PTC. “This workspace is intended to be transformational in every way: the urban location, workplace design, and abundant use of technology will provide our employees with the best possible work environment to thrive and innovate, all while offering our customers a state-of-the-art venue for experiencing our technology. We are thrilled to make this exceptional space our new home.”
MPA’s design for PTC’s headquarters was strongly influenced by the unique, elliptical-shaped glass tower of 121 Seaport. To maximize views of Boston Harbor and downtown Boston, the open office design places conference rooms and meeting spaces around the building core on each floor, and arranges bench seating with ergonomic sit-to-stand desks in a radial fashion that aligns with the oval shape. More than 200 technology-enabled collaboration and huddle rooms support PTC’sactivity-based workplace, which has no private offices and no assigned seats, encouraging employees to work where they want. Open-seating collaboration areas and touchdown spaces anchor the north and south end with a variety of seating styles. On every floor, a themed work café/coffee space, each dubbed “The Hive,” offers employees a diverse experience for casual meetings, socialization, and quiet time. Gigantic curved LED light fixtures span the arc on each floor, with colored lights on the 17th floor providing a dramatic view from the street at night.
With its convergence of digital and physical features and a layout that encourages employees and customers to co-mingle, the 17th floor is at the forefront of PTC’s new headquarters design. The world-class CXC provides visitors with a customized, hands-on tour to experience a world powered by PTC’s Industrial Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Product Lifecycle Management, and 3D CAD technologies. This is made possible through a combination of state-of-the-art meeting space and more than 20 experiential exhibits showcasing customer and partner innovations. These exhibits dynamically demonstrate PTC’s technology by using Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and even a ride-on experience to bring the solutions to life. In addition, an adjacent R&D lab and maker space allow customers to engage with PTC engineers as they develop the next generation of innovative technology. A large café called “The Common” faces the CXC on the other side, providing plenty of seating for both employees and visitors. A large, open stair with a glass head-house connects The Common to the landscaped roof deck with outdoor seating.
In addition to the LEED Platinum-certified 121 Seaport building, PTC’s headquarters is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. The company is also implementing the FitWelSM program for employee health and wellness.
Exterior Work Ongoing for 50 Staniford Street Expansion
Exterior work including glass panel install is ongoing for the 19,500 sf addition to the medical building at 50 Staniford Street. The project will reposition the building's three entries, add retail space, and renovate the lobby. Construction is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2019.
Framing Underway for Expansion at 50 Staniford Street in the West End
Framing is underway for the 19,500 square foot addition to the existing medical office building at 50 Staniford Street. The project also includes around 35,000 square feet of renovations to the existing building to enhance the patient experience. The lobby will be renovated and a new plaza and patient drop-off/pick-up area will be added along with ground floor retail space. Construction is set to be complete in winter 2019.
A new alteration permit has been submitted to change occupancy to a restaurant including a microbrewery at 47 Farnsworth Street in Boston's Fort Point District. Trillium will be expanding into the 2-story space by the end of 2018. The new location will include a restaurant/brewpub with a microbrewery, full kitchen, a bar on each floor, private function room, outdoor patio at grade level, a rooftop terrace, retail shop and staff areas.