FORUM Boston Landing, Life Sciences Building Massachusetts, Allston, LEED Platinum
FORUM Boston Landing: Life Sciences Facility
November 17, 2022
Designed by SGA, First Purpose-Built Life Sciences Building FORUM Breaks Ground in Boston Landing
Location: 60 Guest Street, Allston-Brighton neighborhood, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
FORUM Boston Landing: Life Sciences Hub by SGA
BOSTON—SGA, a national, multi-disciplinary firm whose work spans architecture, interior design and master planning for life sciences, academic, mixed-use and commercial clients, today announced that Boston’s first purpose-built life sciences development, designed by the firm, broke ground recently.
Representatives from co-developers Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge joined elected officials and project partners on Sept. 22, 2022 at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the development, which will deliver in 2024.
Known as FORUM, the $500 million life sciences development is located at 60 Guest St. in Boston. Upon completion, the nine-story, 350,000-square-foot life science building will rise on one of the last available sites in Boston Landing, a 15-acre mixed-use community along the Massachusetts Pike in Boston’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood.
Designed by SGA for LEED Platinum, WiredScore Platinum and Fitwel certification, FORUM will have net zero operational carbon upon completion, aligning with Lendlease’s Mission Zero initiative and Ivanhoé Cambridge’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2040.
“FORUM will be an ultramodern life sciences building in an area that has such robust demand for specialized life sciences and research facilities, considering its close proximity to Kendall Square, the epicenter of Greater Boston’s life sciences sector,” said John Sullivan, AIA, President of Architecture at SGA.
The building will include office/lab space and a robust amenity program featuring a multi-purpose ground floor and outdoor spaces at key locations throughout the building. Features that set 60 Guest St. apart from the rest of Boston Landing include a spacious 2-dock loading area, a 5,000-lb. service elevator, parking within the building and eclectic amenities at street level. Boston Landing is home to New Balance’s global headquarters, the Boston Celtics’ Auerbach Center and Bruins’ Warrior Ice Arena, as well as an indoor track and entertainment venue, lab/office and residential uses, and a planned 175-room hotel.
The vision of Ivanhoé Cambridge and Lendlease is to deliver their tenant partners not only exceptional state-of-the-art lab/offices, but also curated spaces, experiences and accessible services that will propel their human potential. From easy transit access to sustainable infrastructure and indoor-outdoor experiences on multiple floors, FORUM will be the perfect environment from which to do this important work in Boston.
“Upon completion, FORUM will establish Boston Landing as the leader of Allston-Brighton’s emerging life sciences cluster, offering a highly amenitized environment and industry-leading lab infrastructure that will attract and retain top biotech talent,” said Nick Iselin, Executive General Manager of Development in Boston for Lendlease. “With inviting and engaging public spaces, FORUM will also be the neighborhood gathering spot within the vibrant, urban mixed-use district.”
Tenant amenities on the third floor include a shared kitchen and eating area, as well as a 7,000-square-foot terrace with cabanas, seating areas, grilling stations and high-speed Wi-Fi. Meeting and collaboration spaces with A/V capabilities are also offered in a variety of configurations to accommodate conferences and meetings. In addition to a 288-stall parking garage with electric vehicle charging stations, the building will offer storage for 146 bicycles and on-site locker rooms.
The leasing agent for the building is JLL. Consigli Construction Company is serving as general contractor and BR+A Consulting Engineers as project engineer. McNamara • Salvia is structural engineer.
SGA is a national, multi-disciplinary firm whose work spans architecture, interior design and master planning for life sciences, academic, mixed-use and commercial clients. With offices in Boston and New York City, the firm has a team of over 130 professionals who strive to create meaningful experiences through great design.
The firm consistently delivers sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities and dynamic, flexible spaces for its clients that foster collaboration and breed innovation. Through its virtual design and construction practice and proprietary SGA Dashboard, the firm is redefining how buildings and campuses are visualized and delivered, creating a highly collaborative design approach and seamless integration of the design, development and construction process. To learn more, please visit sga-arch.com.
Developed by a joint venture of Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge, FORUM is a world-class life science facility offering 350,000 square feet of lab and office space, along with an extensive amenity program that includes a public plaza connected to a ground-floor lounge, café and art gallery. Located in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, the nine-story development fills one of the last remaining parcels within the Boston Landing mixed-use district, home to New Balance’s corporate headquarters and practice facilities for the Bruins and Celtics.
Designed for LEED Platinum, WiredScore Platinum and Fitwel certification, FORUM will be the first in the emerging cluster of purpose-built life science facilities in Boston Landing upon completion in 2024. FORUM values community partnerships and will host programming to foster workforce development in the life sciences industry through a program with MassBioEd and serve as a showcase for local artists.
Lendlease (www.lendlease.com) is a leading global real estate and investment group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our purpose is to create places where communities thrive.
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Lendlease has approximately 7,700 employees internationally. Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Development, Construction and Investments. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage and allows us to provide innovative integrated solutions for our customers.
Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a view to generate long-term performance. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.
Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,200 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held C$69 billion in real estate assets as of December 31, 2021 and is a real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), a global investment group. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.
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Location: 60 Guest Street, Allston-Brighton neighborhood, Boston, MA, United States of America
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