Boston – Dellbrook One Way, a joint venture between Dellbrook|JKS and One Way Development, has completed the demolition of a long-vacant warehouse in Roxbury’s Nubian Square, to prepare for construction of the Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology’s (BFCIT) new campus.
Shortly after celebrating an April groundbreaking ceremony, Dellbrook One Way began demolishing the structure which previously resided on the 1.26-acre property at 1011 Harrison Avenue. In its place, a 3-story building designed by Studio G Architects will be constructed to house BFCIT’s technical and trade programs.
“The removal of this warehouse was a large step in transforming the site into a place that will best serve not only future BFCIT students but also the Roxbury neighborhood. This will reinvigorate an unused property that has been a blight to the community for several years, which is something our team is proud to take part in,” said Sheryce Hearns, director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Dellbrook|JKS.
BFCIT’s new 68,000sf academic facility includes 23 state-of-the-art labs and other learning environments fit for electrical engineering, computer technology, machining, advanced manufacturing, construction management, practical electricity, and HVAC programs. Enrolled students will have access to an engineering technology robotics lab, optical shop, live automotive garage, outdoor learning lab, and more.
“The Dellbrook One Way team has a lot of energy for beginning the next phase of construction,” said Sumul Shah, project executive at One Way Development. “After months of working through preconstruction and behind-the-scenes details, finishing demolition is a milestone worth celebrating; it marks the beginning of our ability to see these plans finally come to life.”