Suffolk Construction is one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country.
Suffolk is leading the transformation of the construction industry with high-performance people, innovative processes and cutting-edge technologies that boost predictability, accelerate schedules, eliminate costs and minimize waste.
Committed to delivering its “build smart” approach to construction management on every project, Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government and commercial sectors.
Suffolk’s corporate office is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Southeast and West regions.
Dec 12, 2019
Demo Underway for The Exchange South End
Demo has kicked off of the building that formerly housed the historic Boston Flower Exchange to make way for Exchange South End, the upcoming 1.6 million square foot project that, once complete, will be a next-generation life science and technology urban campus. When asked about the timeline for construction of the first phase of the project, The Abbey Group tells BLDUP, "We are actively marketing the project, we are preparing the site and taking steps to be able to go forward with construction. We don't yet have a specific timetable to share."
While the Boston Flower Exchange represented a physical exchange of goods for much of the 20th century, Exchange South End will represent an exchange of ideas, technology, and culture for the 21st. Located in the South End, one of Boston’s most culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods and home to hundreds of nearby restaurants, bars, retail shops, art galleries, and studios, the site will feature four new state-of-the-art laboratory and office buildings, significantly improving the area’s life science and technology infrastructure. Additionally, the campus will feature 22,000 square feet of retail space and 30,000 square feet of community space.It is anticipated that the site’s original wharf granite slabs will be excavated and incorporated into Albany Green, a one-acre publicly accessible open space at the heart of the campus, as benches, walls, and other park features.
Dec 11, 2019
$2.6M Permits Pulled for Interior Renovations to the Mandarin Oriental
A series of building permits valued at over $2.6M have been pulled for interior renovations to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Back Bay. The building originally opened in 2008. Work includes soft renovation and refreshment (new paint, carpet, upholstery and special finishes) of the function spaces and meeting/conference rooms in the Arcade Level. Cosmetic updates will also be completed in the 146 guestrooms.
Dec 11, 2019
Interior Finishing Underway for Orient Heights Phase II
Interior finishing is now underway for Phase II of the redevelopment of the Orient Heights public housing development in East Boston. The project included the demolition of 87 existing units in four buildings and the construction of 88 replacement state-funded public housing units in two townhouse buildings and one mid-rise building. Construction is expected to wrap up in the first quarter of 2020.
Dec 09, 2019
Gables Residential On Track to Deliver Superior Residential Experience in Spring 2020
Gables Residential, a leader in multifamily development and management, announced today that the highly anticipated apartment community, Gables Seaport, located on 501 Congress Street, will open in Spring 2020. In conjunction with Drew Company, Gables Residential is bringing a 23-story, 307 apartment home building in South Boston’s Seaport District, an area that has been transformed over the last few years into a bustling waterfront destination with new dining, shopping, and cultural amenities.
Apart from the highly desirable location, the building will be distinguished by exquisite amenities and meticulously designed spaces. Residents will indulge in some of the most exquisite features in the area including a terrace designed to be an oasis in the city, complete with swimming pool and an outdoor lounge. Views will be enjoyed by many, and when residents need to travel, they can conveniently do so as the MBTA’s Silver Line is mere steps away.
“Seaport offers many of the qualities we seek in a development opportunity, including an irreplaceable site close to transit, employers, retail and entertainment”, said Joe Shea, Director of Development for Gables Residential. “Drew Company’s history in Seaport has been a great resource, and we look forward to future ventures with them.” Gables Seaport marks the first partnership between Gables and Drew Company in Boston.
“Our focus is on developing communities that offer a variety of amenities and to enhance our residents’ quality of life. In Boston, that lifestyle embraces a vibrant walkable neighborhood with the appeal of a lively urban atmosphere, with access to public transportation. Designed with ‘best in class’ finishes, the studio, one, and two-bedroom units are ideal for someone looking to take full advantage of the Seaport lifestyle,” said Jorgen Punda, Regional Vice President Investments at Gables Residential.
Gables Residential emphasizes sustainability in all of its projects and Gables Seaport is no exception. The building has a number of sustainable elements designed for efficiency including a green roof system that will guide rainfall toward plantings and soil, greatly reducing runoff. The building will be certified, LEED Silver.
Gables is working with CBT Architects on the building design, and Halvorson Design on the roof deck and amenity spaces.
Dec 05, 2019
$2.65M Interior Fit Out Permit Pulled for Penthouse Unit at One Dalton
A building permit valued at over $2.65M has been pulled for a penthouse flat unit at One Dalton by The Lagasse Group. The project calls for new walls, mechanical, and finishes. One Dalton, as most of you know, is Boston's newest skyscraper rising 61 stories over the Back Bay offering 180 luxury condo homes over Boston's second Four Seasons Hotel.
Nov 25, 2019
Foundation Work Continues for Winthrop Center
Foundation work continues at Winthrop Center, set to be the largest Passive House office building in the world. The 53-story tower is designed to surpass LEED Platinum status. Along with a leading-edge building envelope, the project team is working with Eversource to maximize energy efficiency. Eversource is advising on the optimization of the chiller and boiler plants and is also providing incentives to support the highly efficient envelope, lighting, and HVAC equipment. In addition to the customer incentives, Eversource will also provide design team incentives to support the advanced design practices associated with this project.
Other best in class features of the Winthrop Center office component will include a Passive House ventilation system that will provide higher levels of fresh air, shown to enhance creativity and productivity. The tower will also be wired platinum, offering the best in digital infrastructure. Tenants of the 750,000 square feet of office space will also have access to The Collective, a 35,000 square foot club that features a fitness center, game room, coworking space, and coffee bar. Atop the office space, Winthrop Center will also feature around 500 luxury condo homes. Construction is expected to last through the first quarter of 2022.
Nov 25, 2019
The large building complex is undergoing demolition and construction to create 550 new apartment residences; 1,500 new parking spaces, and new office and retail spaces. The parking garage on the south side of the complex is fenced off and is in the early stages of demolition.
Nov 23, 2019
Construction Continues for Somerville High School
Construction is rapidly moving forward for Somerville's new high school project. Along with new classroom space, the $256 million project will include an athletic field on the high school campus for the first time with a lighted turf field. Now 18 months into construction, the project is more than halfway completed ahead of the expected grand opening in May of 2021.
Nov 19, 2019
Interior Finishing Has Kicked Off For The Smith South End
With the building envelope nearly complete interior finishing is now underway for The Smith South End. In total, The Smith will bring 650 units of housing, including 65 affordable, 20,000 square feet of retail and cultural space, and 75,000 square feet of new and renovated office space to the South End. The development will also feature a 1-acre community park bisecting the site set to bring walkability and vibrancy so this section of the neighborhood. First units are expected to be available this coming Spring.
Nov 15, 2019
Construction Ongoing at 100 Shawmut
Construction is ongoing for the upcoming condo building 100 Shawmut Ave. in the South End. Work continues on the historic brick facade that is being preserved as part of the project. When complete 100 Shawmut will offer 138 luxury residences plus a suite of resident amenities designed for entertaining including an entertaining kitchen, caterer's kitchen, and billiard room. The building will be topped by a sky lounge offering sweeping Boston views.
Nov 15, 2019
NPC Approved for Winthrop Center
A notice of project change filed last month for Winthrop Center was approved by the BPDA on 11/14. The changes include the reduction of residential units from around 500 to 387 with an increase in office space from 750,000 square feet to 772,422. While the height of the tower will not change the total square footage has also been reduced from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021. Finally, one level of underground parking has also been eliminated, cutting about 50 spaces from the total.
Nov 13, 2019
Haymarket Hotel Secures $75 Million in Financing
Just five days after a building permit was granted, the Haymarket Hotel development has secured $75 million in financing from Citizens Bank.
The 145,000 square foot Haymarket Hotel building will bring 225 hotel rooms and around 9,600 square feet of retail to a presently vacant 1.2-acre parcel located along the Greenway at the intersection of the North End and Downtown Boston. Hotel guest amenities will include a fitness center and meeting space and 1,800 square foot roof deck.
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