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Jul 13, 2020
Construction Continues on Cambridge Crossing Parcels G & H
Construction continues for Cambridge Crossing's next two office & lab buildings with steel framing progressing on Parcel G. The two upcoming buildings will feature a total of 915,000 square feet of office and lab space leased by Sanofi. Both buildings will feature garage parking and bike storage. Construction is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2021.
May 22, 2020
Permit Pulled to Begin Conversion of Ames Building to Suffolk Dorm
Just about a week after receiving, BPDA approval a permit has been pulled to begin the renovation of the historic Ames building to an undergraduate dorm for Suffolk University. Last used as a hotel, the building will now offer 280 beds along with 2,200 square feet of active ground floor use. The nearly $5M renovation will be mainly cosmetic upgrades with new bathrooms added for the ground floor cafe space and the addition of a student laundry area.
May 14, 2020
BPDA Approves Suffolk's Plan to Convert Historic Ames Building to a Dorm
During the May Virtual BPDA Meeting the board approved Suffolk University's plan for the 1 Court Street Residence Hall. The historic Ames building which was most recently used as a hotel will be converted to a 300-bed undergraduate dorm. No changes will be made to the exterior of the building expect for new signage that will be added. On the interior, a 2nd-floor multifunction lounge and conference space will be added and the former hotel rooms will be renovated, with security updates added. The project also includes approximately 2,200 square feet of active ground floor use consisting of a student lounge and a publicly accessible restaurant space. Suffolk hopes to have the dorm open for the Fall 2020 semester although it is still unclear what form this opening will take given the current pandemic.
Feb 21, 2020
Steel Framing Underway for Future Sanofi Space at Cambridge Crossing
Steel framing is now underway on Parcel G at Cambridge Crossing, one of two buildings that will be home to Sanofi. The Parcel G building will feature 510,000 square feet of office and lab space offering 15' floor to floor heights along with a third-floor terrace. Next door the Parcel H building is set to include 405,000 square feet of space plus a fitness center and locker rooms for employees. Both buildings will feature garage parking and bike storage. Construction is expected to wrap up in Q3 2021.
Dec 07, 2019
Tower Cranes in Place at Cambridge Crossing Parcels G and H
A pair of tower cranes are now in place at Cambridge Crossing parcels G & H, future home of Sanofi. The parcel G building will be 12-stories to include 510,000 square feet of office and lab space while parcel H, will come in at 9-stories with around 405,000 square feet. There will also be a total of nearly 850 parking spaces between the two buildings.
Sep 25, 2019
Suffolk University Buys Ames Building for $61.76 Million
Suffolk University has purchased the historic Ames Building located at 1 Court Street in Boston, MA for $61,763,475. The building was last traded in 2015 when Invesco acquired the building for $53.25 million.
Suffolk University is proposing new student housing at the site of the existing Ames Building. The proposed conversion will involve 114 rooms and approximately 280 beds of undergraduate student housing. Interior renovations are limited to furniture changes and security upgrades, with no major changes proposed to the existing site or the existing building facade. The project also includes approximately 2,200 square feet of active ground floor use consisting of a student lounge and publicly accessible retail space.
Sep 23, 2019
Suffolk University Makes Proposal for Ames Hotel Conversion
Suffolk University is proposing new student housing at the site of the existing Ames Hotel at 1 Court Street in the Government Center area of Downtown.
The proposed conversion will involve 114 rooms and approximately 280 beds of undergraduate student housing. Interior renovations are limited to furniture changes and security upgrades, with no major changes proposed to the existing site or the existing building facade. The project also includes approximately 2,200 square feet of active ground floor use consisting of a student lounge and publicly accessible retail space.
Sep 19, 2019
Largest Continuous Concrete Pour in Boston Completed for Future Sanofi Headquarters at Cambridge Crossing
Thirteen hours and 800 trucks of concrete later the foundation has been poured for Sanofi's future headquarters on Cambridge Crossing's Parcel G. The 32.4 million lbs of concrete make up the foundation of the upcoming 12-story, 450,000 square foot building making it the largest continuous concrete pour in Boston/Cambridge recent memory. Sanofi has leased both Parcel G and neighboring Parcel H building (which will feature around 347,000 square feet of space).
Jul 31, 2019
Faulkner Hosptial Addition Under Review
The proposed addition to Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital is now under review with the organization filing a PNF earlier this week. The project calls for a 5-story, 98,000-square-foot Inpatient Addition next to and south of the hospital's main entrance, which will include 78 new inpatient beds as well as clinical support and ambulatory space. Plans would also add three levels onto the existing East Parking Garage to include 171 new spaces. The West parking garage would also be replaced with a new structure adding another 332 parking spaces.
Jul 31, 2019
Electrical Permit Pulled for Parcel G at Cambridge Crossing
An electrical permit has been issued for the upcoming 12 story office and lab building on Parcel G within Cambridge Crossing. The parcel G building will feature around 450,000 square feet of space along with parking for 400+ cars. This building along with the neighboring Parcel H building also under construction will be home to Sanofi. The pharmaceutical giant who will house around 2,700 workers between the two new state of the art facilities. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.
Jun 16, 2019
LOI Filed for Addition to Faulkner Hospital
Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital has filed a Letter of Intent to build a 5-story, 98,000 square foot addition to the south of the hospital's main entrance. The Inpatient building would feature 78 new beds as well as clinical support and ambulatory space. The addition would represent the hospital's first development since 1995 and the first new inpatient building since 1976.
Jun 14, 2019
Foundation Work Ongoing for Parcels G and H at Cambridge Crossing
Foundation work is underway at both Parcels G & H within Cambridge Crossing for two upcoming office & lab buildings that will be home to Sanofi. In total, the buildings will feature around 900,000 square feet of space and parking for nearly 850 cars and almost 300 bicycles. Next to Parcel G, a new green space will also be created to be known as Baldwin North. Construction on both buildings is expected to be complete in 2021.
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