Shawmut recently completed construction of one of the first WeWork offices in the Boston area. The new 50,000 square foot coworking space is located at Fort Point Channel in Boston’s Innovation District. The location is one of two new WeWork offices opening in the area.

Shawmut completed the fit-out of five floors of shared office space units that were designed and constructed with an industrial look and feel. The space includes exposed duct work, sealed concrete floors, and reclaimed millwork sourced from an old gymnasium used as wall paneling. The project team faced a tight deadline for turnover, completing the entire project in only four months.

“Our team’s effort on WeWork is a great example of the type of turnaround and collaboration we are able to provide our clients,” said Vern Rich, project executive at Shawmut. “The project had a lot of moving parts that required extensive coordination between the team and the client to make sure the project remained on schedule.”

WeWork provides beautiful workspace, a collaborative community, accessible services, and benefits. Their locations are comprised of small offices that are leased out to small, entrepreneurial companies. Spaces range from one desk to clusters of offices that include shared resources, including game room and reception areas. The grand opening of the new work space was recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting event attended by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and other local officials.