Life Science Mixed-use

First Building Opens at Boynton Yards

101 South St. Ribbon Cutting

Somerville, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction joined DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ), Leggat McCall Properties (LMP), the City of Somerville, and Flagship Pioneering companies to cut the opening ribbon on 101 South Street, the first purpose-built Class-A lab building in Somerville as part of the Boynton Yards 1.8 million sq. ft., mixed-use life sciences and cultural community.

The first of four master planned life sciences buildings, 101 South St. is nine-story, 289,000sf building that offers state-of-the-art R&D lab/office space, a fitness center, bike amenities, four levels of below-grade parking, and on-site retail offerings. A ground floor conference center along with Arts and Creative Enterprise space (ACE) within the building and centered in the “Hive” at 561 Windsor St. are available for use by tenants and the Somerville Community. This summer, Firefly and Portico Brewery will open serving food and beverages. The building was pre-leased prior to completion to Flagship Pioneering.

Designed by architects Spagnolo Gisness & Associates and Hashim Sarkis Studios, the building was conceived with flexibility and sustainability for emerging life sciences and technology companies. Each floor has 35,000sf of column-free floor plates surrounding the building’s core, offering tenants flexibility to grow and redesign to meet the needs of their workforce. The building will achieve LEED Gold and WiredScore Platinum certifications, a testament to the sustainable and highly efficient design approach.

Shawmut completed the job on time despite pandemic-related obstacles and lockdowns, with enhanced safety protocols to support public health mandates employed to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 across the job site.