The Noannet Group was founded in 2011 with the mission of developing architecturally distinctive mixed-use, residential, and commercial buildings that enhance the communities in which they are located.
Aug 07, 2020
Foundation Construction Continues for Cambria Somerville
Construction is up and running again at the new Cambria Hotel in Somerville. The concrete footings have been poured while the model guestrooms, which already have framing up, are being built off-site in Hyde Park. The owner, The Noannet Group, decided to build the model rooms off-site so they will be finished in September before the shell of the building is complete.
The new hotel will be located along Somerville Avenue between Union and Porter Square near several shops, markets, and entertainment venues. In addition to the abundant restaurants and bars in the area, The Cambria Somerville-Cambridge will also house its own restaurant space with outdoor seating as well as a fitness center. A rhythmic, stepped, warm wood-textured façade will add a welcoming character to the streetscape.
Construction is expected to be complete in the Summer of 2021.
Jun 10, 2020
Site Work Ongoing for Somerville Hotel
Site work is ongoing at 515 Somerville Avenue, future home of the Cambria Hotel Somerville-Cambridge. The upcoming, 6-story hotel will feature 164 guest rooms along with a pool, fitness center, and 150 seat restaurant with outdoor seating.
May 20, 2020
Construction Resumes on $400M Raffles Boston Back Bay
Following the city-wide COVID-19 shutdown, construction has resumed for the $400 million Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, developed by Saunders Hotel Group, The Noannet Group and Cain International. Following new guidelines set forth by the Mayor, Suffolk Construction has made extensive modifications to create a safe workspace for all construction workers. New site protocols include modified site access so that all workers will enter the site through a temperature reading tent, an on-site safety office, multiple generator-powered hot water hand washing stations, infrared cameras monitoring temperature ranges, and segregated areas for different trades.
Projected to open in early 2022, the 33-story, Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences will be the first mixed-use property in North America for the world-renowned and iconic hospitality brand. The project will feature 147 guestrooms, 146 branded residences, and six food and beverage venues. The project will also provide over $22 million in public benefits in total, including street and public realm improvements, seven on-site affordable housing units and a contribution of over $13 million that will support additional affordable housing in Boston.
When asked about an updated timeline for the project because of delays, Developers Gary Saunders of Saunders Hotel Group and Jordan Warshaw of The Noannet Group who are developing the project in partnership with Cain International told BLDUP "We broke ground in September 2019 and began site demolition in December 2019. We ceased construction in mid-March per the Mayor’s orders, but we are still on track to deliver in 2022." "Overall, we are fortunate to have had a very mild winter in Boston, free of the snowstorms and Nor'easters that can typically delay work. So apart from the COVID-19 shutdown, construction was full steam ahead between Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. We are excited to resume!"
Mar 24, 2020
Permit Pulled for Site Work for Cambria Somerville-Cambridge
A permit for excavation and early-stage utility work has been pulled for 515 Somerville Avenue, site of the upcoming Cambria Somerville-Cambridge. The 98,000 6-story hotel will feature 164 rooms along with a pool, fitness center, and a 150-seat restaurant space with outdoor seating. The project is expected to be complete in February 2021.
Feb 05, 2020
Major Demo Now Underway at Raffles Site
While interior demo has ongoing for a few months as reported here on BLDUP major demolition is now underway at the Raffles Boston site in Back Bay. The upcoming 33-story tower will feature 146 luxurious condominium residences atop 147 five-star hotel rooms. The flagship North American property will also offer six distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool and fitness club, a rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and impressive meeting and pre-function space.
Jan 21, 2020
Demo of Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center Ongoing to Make Way for Raffles Boston
Demo of the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center in Back Bay is ongoing to make way for Raffles Boston. The upcoming 33 story tower will feature 146 luxury condos on the upper floors with a 154 room hotel below. Amenities for guests and residents will include five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, a stunning rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Dec 15, 2019
$12M Electrical Permit Pulled for Raffles Boston
A permit valued at $12M has been pulled for electrical service for the upcoming Raffles Boston. The Back Bay tower will feature 146 luxury condos atop 154 hotel rooms. Amenities at the luxury property will include a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, and a rooftop garden terrace and lounge. Raffles Boston Back Bay is scheduled to open in 2022 and will be the brand's first mixed-use property in North America.
Nov 06, 2019
Cambria Hotel Somerville Financed for $53.802 Million
The Cambria Hotel Somerville has been financed via UBS Realty Investors for $53.802 million.
The upcoming, 98,000 6-story hotel along Somerville Avenue is a short walk from Harvard, Union, and Porter Squares. The 164-key hotel will feature a pool, fitness center, and meeting rooms along with a 150-seat restaurant space with outdoor seating. The project is expected to be completed in February 2021.
Sep 27, 2019
North America's First Raffles Officially Breaks Ground
With demolition ongoing around the block at the project site, the development team behind the upcoming Raffles Hotel and Residences hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last night in Copley Square. Guests to the fancy fete included Mayor Walsh who said the project would be a "stunning and fitting addition to Boston and Back Bay". The 33 story tower will feature 146 luxury condos above 154 hotel rooms with 16 spaces for people to gather or relax throughout the project including a speakeasy in the sky and residents only secret garden.
Demo of the existing Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center has kicked off to make way for Raffles Boston.
The tower, which has been 8 years in the making, will be Raffles first location in North America and promises to be truly unique by embracing it's Back Bay location while offering the excellent hospitality Raffles is known for across the globe.
Jordan Warshaw of the Noannet Group with the new Raffles world map now including Boston, their first North American location.
Sep 13, 2019
247 Unit Project Approved in Hyde Park
The two-building project proposed at 36-40 Sprague Street in Hyde Park's Readville has been approved by the BPDA. The project will include 247 total rental units, 32 of which will be designated affordable along with a two-story pavilion intended to house and promote work-share activities for the residents. Other resident amenities will include a fitness and gym space, a coffee shop, and a dog run.
Jun 12, 2017
521 middle-income apartments envisioned on multi-acre Hyde Park site near commuter rail
The Noannet Group has revealed new details of its’ proposed Readville Campus 521-unit middle-income apartment development in Hyde Park, which would provide the City of Boston with much-needed middle-income housing located steps to the MBTA commuter rail with rents meaningfully below those in new developments in core neighborhoods. The development would include multiple amenities targeted towards innovative millennial residents, including a two-story workshare space encouraging residents to work from home, a large gym with multipurpose rooms and a half-court basketball court, a coffee house and a rooftop pool and hot tub. Readville Campus would be oriented about a central pedestrian plaza; 36% of the development would be comprised of landscaped green space. Readville Campus would open Sprague Pond to the public for the first time in decades, constructing a new park, waterfront restaurant and pondside lounge. Additional information about Readville Campus is posted above.
“The City of Boston is desperately in need of new housing designed not for the top or bottom ends of the income spectrum but for everyone in the middle,” said Jordan Warshaw, Founder and Principal of The Noannet Group, in a prepared statement. “By creating a development with over 500 new residences on an underutilized site surrounded by train tracks and directly adjacent to the Readville commuter rail station, we will not only help make a significant dent in the City’s middle income housing crisis but do it in a transit-oriented manner that will help minimize its impact on the surrounding community.” The Noannet Group has filed a Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) proposing to construct Readville Campus; the BPDA is now reviewing the project.
Nov 15, 2016
Transformative transit-oriented development proposed in Readville
The Noannet Group has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) proposing to construct Readville Campus, a 556,625 square foot mixed-use development that would transform a primarily industrial section of Hyde Park's Readville neighborhood; the following is a link to the LOI. The development would be transit-oriented and would be built on a 6.16-acre site fronting Sprague Pond located steps to the MBTA commuter rail. Four new buildings would be constructed containing 521 residential apartments and a 5,980 square foot, 150-seat restaurant. Construction of Readville Campus is expected to commence in late 2017.
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