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Cambridge Discovery Park Awarded Fitwel 2 Star Rating

Cambridge Discovery Park

Boston – An affiliate of  The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. announced that Cambridge Discovery Park (CDP), a life science and research campus in Cambridge, has been awarded a Fitwel 2 Star Rating for three buildings totaling 670,000sf. Fitwel is a certification system committed to building health for all.

CDP is owned in a joint venture between Bulfinch and Healthpeak Properties, Inc. The Fitwel 2 Star Rating was awarded for Bulfinch and Healthpeak’s commitment to advancing health-promoting design within their properties.

Cambridge Discovery Park / Photo by Warren Patterson Photography

CDP’s 27-acre campus, located in the Alewife Life Science Cluster directly off Route 2, incorporates a range of evidence-based design and operational strategies to support the health and well-being of its occupants. Among these are the restoration and preservation of neighboring wetlands and wooded areas; the inclusion of significant amenities such as a 150-room AC Hotel with a conference center, restaurant, and bar; and a 650-car parking garage. The property currently offers 14,000 – 60,000sf of fully built-out lab/office spaces for lease in Building 100, providing a turnkey process for potential tenants.

“Receiving the Fitwel 2 Star Rating for CDP is a testament to our ongoing commitment to creating environments that support the well-being of our tenants,” said George Kassas, assistant vice president, property manager at Bulfinch. “We are proud to offer a space that not only fosters innovation and collaboration but also prioritizes the physical, mental, and social health of our occupants.”

CDP was designed and constructed to minimize its negative impact on the natural environment, transforming an outdated post-war suburban office park into an urban oasis while protecting natural resources.

“We are thrilled to recognize The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. and Healthpeak for their commitment to promoting health and well-being through the Fitwel Certification of Cambridge Discovery Park,” said Joanna Frank, president and CEO of the Center for Active Design, which operates the Fitwel program. “Their dedication to implementing health-promoting strategies sets a high standard for the industry.”