$11.7M Electrical & Fire Alarm Permits Pulled for BIDMC
Sullivan & McLaughlin has pulled a series of permits valued at $11.7M for the electrical and fire alarm install at Beth Israel's New Inpatient Building. The upcoming 10-story building will be "wired for the future" to accommodate sophisticated technology, advanced treatments, and team-based care. The building will include 158 single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms; leading-edge surgical and diagnostic suites; a medical helicopter landing pad; and a rooftop green space and healing garden.
$272M Building Permit Pulled for BIDMC New Inpatient Building
Turner Construction has pulled a building permit valued at $272,083,952 for the new Inpatient building at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The project, which officially broke ground last June, will feature around 325,000 square feet of space to house a range of clinical inpatient beds, operating and procedure rooms as well as a range of support services. The 10-story building will also include a new rooftop helicopter pad.
Construction Continues on 225 Wyman St. in Waltham
Construction is ongoing for the upcoming 500,000+ square foot office/lab building at 225 Wyman Street in Waltham. The building has been designed to receive LEED Silver certification and accommodate both lab and traditional office needs. The project will also include new outdoor seating areas, walking trails, and landscaped courtyards. Upon completion, the new building will be the largest contiguous Class A office building constructed along the Route 128 “technology belt”.
Newton Residents Vote YES on Northland's 22+ Acre Development
Newton residents voted in favor of the Northland Newton project Tuesday night, with 58% of voters supporting the mixed-use development. As approved by the city council in December 2019, the project will include 800 housing units (140 of which will be affordable), 180,000 square feet of office space and 115,000 square feet of commercial space. Plans also call for 10 acres of open space including 8 new parks plus a mobility hub that will offer free electric shuttle service to the Newton Highlands MBTA Station.
Site Work Ongoing for BIDMC New Inpatient Building
After groundbreaking in June of 2019, site work is ongoing for Beth Israel's new inpatient building on Francis Street. The 10-story building will feature 158 single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms; leading-edge surgical and diagnostic suites; a medical helicopter landing pad; and a rooftop green space and healing garden. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
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.
Newton City Council Approves Northland's Mixed-Use Project
Last night the Newton City Council approved the 14 building mixed-use project Northland has planned for the 22+ acre site on Needham and Oak Streets. The project will include a total of 800 housing units (140 of which will be affordable), 180,000 square feet of office space and 115,000 square feet of commercial space. Plans also call for 10 acres of open space including 8 new parks plus a mobility hub that will offer free electric shuttle service to the Newton Highlands MBTA Station.
Construction Continues for MIT's Upcoming Vassar Street Residence Hall
Construction is ongoing for MIT's upcoming residence hall at 121-169 Vassar Street in Cambridge. The project will contain 450 new dormitory beds for undergraduate students with 16 apartments for graduate resident tutors and faculty members. The 156,000 square feet building will also house shared community space and a dining hall, along with ample bike parking. Outside the building, a tree-filled entry courtyard and a plaza area will provide green space and gathering opportunities. Target completion data is Fall 2020.
Facade Install Begins for MIT’s Vassar Street Residence Hall
Facade install has kicked off for MIT’s new residence hall located along Vassar Street just outside Central Square in Cambridge. The project will contain 450 beds for undergraduate students along with 16 apartments for graduate resident tutors and faculty members. The 156,000 square foot building will also house shared community space and a dining hall, along with ample bike parking.
The building has been designed to meet LEED Gold standards, and Eversource is providing energy efficiency solutions for the project. Eversource is supporting the construction of this highly efficient student residence hall through incentive payments for beyond-code technologies as well as third-party technical input during the design process. Even though this facility is fed from a central plant, considerable energy savings were achieved through improvements to fenestration selection, the lighting design, HVAC controls, and optimized energy recovery systems. The technical review process uncovered mid-design phase assumptions that would have significantly over-ventilated the residential portions of the facility. Eversource’s feedback led to a simplification of the ventilation systems, a reduction in lifetime energy use, and reduced construction costs. Construction is expected to be completed in time for the Fall 2020 semester.
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.”
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Inpatient Building
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has launched construction of a new inpatient building that will further advance its mission to deliver extraordinary patient care, supported by world-class research and education. Leaders from BIDMC and Beth Israel Lahey Health joined clinicians, staff, patients, city officials, philanthropic supporters, and community members for a celebratory groundbreaking event on Thursday, June 13th, to mark the beginning of the construction process.
Located at the corner of Francis Street and Pilgrim Road on BIDMC’s West Campus, the new 345,000 square foot building will include 158 single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms; leading-edge surgical and diagnostic suites; a medical helicopter landing pad; and a rooftop green space and healing garden.
The ten-story structure will be ‘wired for the future’ to accommodate sophisticated technology, advanced treatments, and team-based care. The building has been designed to be energy efficient and environmentally sustainable, consistent with BIDMC’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
“This new building will further strengthen our ability to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and fully support our committed physicians, nurses, and staff,” said Peter Healy, President of BIDMC. “This new structure will propel Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center forward in delivering on our commitments to the people and communities we serve. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation in health care for the benefit of our patients, our communities and our region.”
As part of the building process, BIDMC has embarked a Community-based Health Initiative to identify and invest in important community health priorities, with a focus on the Allston/Brighton, Bowdoin/Geneva, Chinatown, Fenway/Kenmore and Roxbury/Mission Hill neighborhoods of Boston, as well the City of Chelsea.
The new inpatient building is expected to be completed in 2022.
Pictured left to right
Kevin Tabb, MD – President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health
Peter Healy – President, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Doug Linde – BIDMC Campaign Co-Chair; Beth Israel Lahey Health Board of Trustees
Carol Anderson – Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Board of Directors
Marty Martinez – Chief of Health and Human Services, City of Boston
photo courtesy: Johnson Photography, Inc., for BIDMC
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.