Shawmut, DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ RECP), Deutsche Finance Group (DFG), and Leggat McCall Properties (LMP) were joined by Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne to commemorate the steel topping off milestone at 808 Windsor Street, the second purpose-built Class-A lab building in Somerville as part of the Boynton Yards 1.8 million square foot mixed-use life sciences and innovation community.
Set to be completed in early 2024, the 370,000 square-foot, purpose-built building will span 11 floors and offer state-of-the-art R&D lab/office space and ground floor retail. Amenities will include four levels of below-grade parking, a mobility/bike room as well as community-based and activated green space. With an energy-efficient and sustainable design, the building will achieve LEED Platinum certification.
Designed by ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge with construction management led by Shawmut Design and Construction, 808 Windsor Street, the second of four master planned life sciences buildings at Boynton Yards, will feature 35,000 square-foot, column-free floor plates offering tenants flexibility to grow and redesign to meet the needs of their workforce.
With community-driven input, the future of the seven-acre Boynton Yards community includes commercial, residential, retail, public green, arts, and performance spaces that will transform the area into a vibrant work-live-play neighborhood. The topping off milestone at 808 Windsor Street comes on the heels of 101 South Street, the first completed building at Boynton Yards which opened in May 2022 and is home to four Flagship Pioneering-founded companies.
“Reaching the steel topping off milestone on our second life sciences building at Boynton Yards marks a significant achievement as we approach the midway point on construction,” said Kevin Sullivan, executive vice president of Shawmut Design and Construction’s New England Region. “With the completion of 808 Windsor next year, Boynton Yards will continue expanding upon its leading-edge offerings and take another step in creating Somerville’s emerging innovation and cultural hub.”
“As a unique economic driver and community-driven vision for Somerville, today marks another milestone for Boynton Yards as we continue to build the future here in many ways,” said John Fenton, managing development partner at DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners. “808 Windsor is uniquely positioned as an activation anchor to both Boynton’s fully leased 101 South Street and The Hive at 561 Windsor Street, offering even more progressively designed lab, creative arts, retail, and public activation space upon its completion.”
“Boynton Yards is at the epicenter of the world’s biotech, educational and cultural orbit, and now 808 Windsor will continue to draw additional tenants to the site with its close proximity to the MBTA Green Line, Cambridge’s Kendall Square, Harvard, MIT, and Somerville’s diverse creative community,” said Rob Dickey, executive vice president at Leggat McCall Properties. “We look forward to construction completion next year as we continue to leverage this location for future residential offerings, mobility improvements, and additional purpose-built research labs to improve lives for generations to come.”