Project Fact

The New England area contains 60 publicly traded biotechnology companies, according to the most recent Ernst & Young Biotechnology Report. This list includes, among others, Genzyme, Biogen Idec and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, each of which is headquartered in the Boston area.

Center for Life Sciences

Boston, MA

Project

Leggat McCall Properties was hired to provide project management for the design and construction of the core and shell for BioMed Realty Trust's innovative lab building in Boston's Longwood Medical Area. The project is intended to provide lab-ready shell space that conforms to the most rigorous laboratory building standards. The building provides for efficient lab modules, floor to floor height of 16 ft, floor loads of 100 psf, dedicated vertical shafts and penthouse space for tenants' systems, and enhanced/backup emergency power. BIM (Building Information Modeling) was used extensively during design and construction, and the core and shell achieved LEED Silver certification.

Size

750,000 sf ground-up construction

Completion

2008

Duration

4 years

Team
Owner
BioMed Realty Trust
Architect
Tsoi Kobus & Associates
General Contractor
William A. Berry & Sons
MEP
AHA Consulting Engineers