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About The BEAT

135 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, Boston, MA

Repositioning of the 16.6-acre former Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. The existing three-story office and industrial building will be retained and retrofitted into a 695,000-square-foot modern hub for creative office, laboratory and retail uses dubbed The BEAT. The project would create spaces to stimulate growth in fields such as robotics, life sciences, and high-tech manufacturing.

The BEAT will include 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space, along with retail including a 10,000-square-foot fitness center, a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden. A portion of The BEAT will be dedicated to robotics-related work. 868 parking spaces and over 200 bicycle storage spaces will be provided on site. Smaller outbuildings will be removed from the existing 815,000-square-foot existing building in order to construct The BEAT, creating 695,000 square feet of space.

A new multi-story atrium will be constructed at The BEAT’s entrance, creating a central gathering area with a food hall and collaborative meeting and gathering spaces. The atrium will allow natural light to circulate throughout the building; new curtain wall and upgraded windows will be installed for further natural lighting enhancement. The atrium will be open to the public during working hours.

A new multi-use path will also be created around the site, restoring the adjacent Patten’s Cove public park and integrating the site into the surrounding Dorchester community. In total, The BEAT could add over 3,000 jobs to the Dorchester economy. The BEAT is located minutes from Interstate 93 and a five-minute walk from JFK/UMass Station on the MBTA Red Line and Commuter Rail.

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Apr 02, 2020

Permits Pulled for Telecom & Security Install at The Beat

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Jan 07, 2020

There's No Missing The Beat In Dorchester

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Nov 12, 2019

Window and Facade Install Underway for The Beat

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Aug 27, 2019

After Extensive Demo The Beat Beginning to Show Signs of It's New Look

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Jun 21, 2019

Construction Continues on The Beat in Dorchester

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Mar 29, 2019

The BEAT in Dorchester has secured $252,747,880 in financing via Oaktree Capital.

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Feb 20, 2019

A building permit has been issued for The BEAT, the new development project at the...

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Dec 13, 2018

Demo Ongoing For The Beat

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Apr 14, 2018

The Beat at 135 Morrissey gets BPDA approval

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Feb 02, 2018

The BEAT to provide Dorchester with creative office and industrial hub

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Dec 21, 2017

Sale of Boston Globe’s former Dorchester headquarters closes for $81 million

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Nov 14, 2017

Nordblom begins city review process for 135 Morrissey commercial development in Dorchester

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Oct 04, 2017

Plans unveiled for former Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester

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Aug 03, 2017

Nordblom acquiring 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester

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May 18, 2017

Developer backs out of deal to acquire 16.5-acre Boston Globe headquarters in Dorchester

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Jul 21, 2016

Center Court Properties acquiring Boston Globe's Dorchester headquarters

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Jul 18, 2016

Boston Globe reaches agreement to sell 16.5-acre Dorchester headquarters

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