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May 15, 2020
$12M Plumbing Permit Pulled for Children's Hospital Hale Building
American Plumbing & Heating has pulled a permit valued at $12M for plumbing install to the Hale Family Building at Boston Children's Hospital. The 11-story building will expand the hospital’s bed capacity by 71, from 401 beds to 472 total. The building will also allow for the expansion of Children’s Hospital’s cardiovascular program and the establishment of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with individual patient rooms to support privacy. The building is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2021.
May 11, 2020
Beacon Capital Acquires Lease of 27 Drydock for $261M
Beacon Capital Partners has acquired the long term lease of 27 Drydock Avenue in the Seaport from Related Beal for $261,915,053.99 . The 286,000 square foot lab building was originally constructed in 1918 is currently home to several prominent life science tenants including Dana Farber and Gingko Bioworks. Related Beal purchased the rights to property in December 2016 for $146.5M.
Apr 09, 2020
An Inside Look at the 20 Front of House Elevator Cabs at Encore Boston Harbor: Fabricated by Draper Elevator Interiors
The moment you step foot onto the 3 million square foot, five-star resort and casino your eyes will be busy gazing at all of the intricate details that make up the casino’s astonishing build out. Complex vertical transportation greets you at the front door with a set of extremely rare curved escalators. The tower passenger elevators have similar shapes and curvatures. These elevator cab interiors feature spherical corners at all four sides of the canopies and custom thermoformed solid surface molding panel frames that have integrated LED perimeter lighting. To pull off this design and meet all code and weight requirements it took great collaboration. Draper partnered with Otis Elevator, Jacobs Architects, Suffolk Construction, Lerch Bates Consultants and the Wynn Design & Development team to deliver 20 elegant front of house elevator cabs. The process was over two years in the making and included two mock-up review meetings where all parties involved visited Draper’s manufacturing facility in Holbrook, MA to review fully fabricated cab enclosures and interiors. Draper Elevator Interior’s General Manager Doug Hefler was instrumental in bringing this project to life, from finding new and innovative ways to reduce material weights without sacrificing the architectural design, to working on-site to help guide the installation of over 10 install teams. This five-star resort has five-star elevators that are unlike most cabs you will ever ride in.
Mar 30, 2020
$1M Permit Pulled to Add Additional Restrooms at 399 Washington
A permit valued at $1,063,000 has been pulled to construct additional bathrooms on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Floors of 399 Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. The historic building is currently undergoing a massive renovation and will feature over 70,000 square feet of office and retail space.
Mar 19, 2020
$1.78M Permit Pulled for Motif Foodworks Fit-Out at 27 Drydock Ave
The Richmond Group has pulled a permit valued at $1.78M for the fit-out of Motif Foodworks space at 27 Drydock Avenue. The 10,600 square foot space on the 2nd floor will feature a dedicated area for culinary research as well as lab, research, and office space. Work includes demo of existing space with the install of new drywall, partitions, lighting plus all-new millwork and architectural finishes.
Mar 15, 2020
Permits Pulled for Buildings C & D at The indigo Block
Two building permits valued at $1.3M have been pulled for buildings C & D at the Indigo Block in Dorchester. These two buildings located along Hillsboro Street will offer homeownership units, all featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Construction is already underway for the other buildings in the project, a 6-story, 80 unit apartment building and a two-story commercial building to feature light industrial and office space.
Feb 16, 2020
100 Shawmut Tops Off
100 Shawmut in the South End has topped off. The new 13-story tower which incorporates the preserved facade of the brick and beam building on the site will offer 138 luxury condos. Amenities at 100 Shawmut will include a 13th-floor rooftop deck and amenity space and a 9th-floor rooftop terrace, both offering sweeping views of the Boston skyline.
Feb 11, 2020
399 Washington Street Nearing Completion
With work nearly complete on the install of the 2-story glass and metal facade, construction at 399 Washington Street in Downtown Crossing is wrapping up. Along with ground-floor retail space, the building also includes over 30,000 square feet of creative office space.
Jan 20, 2020
Structure in Place for Children's Hale Family Building
The structure is in place for the 11-story Hale Family Building at Boston Children's Hospital. The $1B clinical building will feature a state of the art NICU, a five-floor cardiac clinic, new inpatient rooms, and an open-floor concept clinical lab. A rooftop healing garden will be constructed at the top of the building, replacing the former Prouty Garden. The building is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2021.
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Jan 16, 2020
Permit Pulled for Fire Alarm Install at 100 Shawmut
With structural steel framing rapidly rising, a permit has been pulled for fire alarm install at 100 Shawmut in the South End. The 13-story tower will feature 138 luxury condos along with ground floor cafe space. As part of the project, the development team is preserving the facade of the historic & beam office building that stands on the site.
Jan 14, 2020
Early Stage Site Work Ongoing for Indigo Block in Dorchester
Early-stage site work is ongoing along East Cottage Street in Dorchester for the upcoming Indigo Block mixed-use development. When complete the project will feature 80 apartments, 44 of which will be designated affordable, eight townhouse-style condos plus a two-story commercial building to include light industrial and office space. Parking for 86 vehicles will also be constructed on-site.
Jan 13, 2020
Everett Apartment Building Refinanced for $44.6 Million
Taurus Investment Holdings has refinanced the property at 12 Valley Street in Everett for $44.6 million via KeyBank.
The property features a four-story building completed in 2015 featuring 190 1- and 2-bedroom luxury apartment residences. Residences feature state-of-the-art finishes including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood and ceramic tile floors. Amenities at Wellington Parkside include a business center, a clubhouse, a fitness center, and a yoga studio.