Suffolk Tops Off $175M Facility in Cambridge

Suffolk Construction celebrated the topping off of the Broad Institute’s 75 Ames Street project, the $175 million, 375,000 square-foot research and development facility located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suffolk is the construction manager on the project.

The 15-story facility will house laboratory and ancillary space, increasing the total research space of the Broad Institute to more than 500,000 square feet. 

Adjoining the Institute’s 7 Cambridge Center site, the 75 Ames Street expansion will create a contiguous research space for developing advancements in science and technology. This new facility will provide collaborative space where researchers can work together todevelop advancements in biomedicine.

Other features of the expansion include 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, three mechanical floors, and an open mechanical area on the roof. Approximately 5,000 tons of steel is being used to support the new structure, which will include 92,000 square feet of exterior glass.

The topping off ceremony recognized the placing of the final steel beam on the 75 Ames Street expansion. 

To celebrate this key construction milestone, Broad Institute Director Eric Lander joined the project team, which includes Suffolk Construction, development manager Boston Properties, and architect Elkus Manfredi Architects. The team worked together on the preconstruction plan for the expansion, leading to its selection to performconstruction on this important project.

Construction on the Broad Institute 75 Ames Street Expansion project began in November 2011 and is scheduled for completion in January 2014.

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