Groundbreaking Up Front

Ground Broken on PUMA HQ

(l-r) Patrick McMahon and Matt Ehrie, Federal Realty; Adam Petrik, PUMA; Katjana Ballantyne, Somerville Council pres.; Bob Philion, PUMA; Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone; Don Wood, CEO, Federal Realty; George Proakis, Somerville Comm. Dev. ; Tom Galligani, Somerville Econ. Dev.; Brad Dutton, Federal Realty; and David Middleton, Assembly Row

Somerville, MA – Somerville Mayor Curtatone and Sports Company PUMA joined to break ground for PUMA’s new headquarters building at 455 Grand Union Boulevard at Assembly Row.

Federal Realty Investment Trust has launched construction of the new 300,000sf retail and office building.

Cranshaw Construction is the general contractor, and Copley Wolff Design Group is the landscape architect for the project.

This celebration marks the launch of Phase 3 of the development, which also includes a new 24-story, 500-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail space, across from the Assembly Square MBTA T station.

Designed by Jacobs, the 13-story Class A office building with 550 dedicated parking spaces and approximately 25,000sf of ground-floor retail will be home to PUMA North America’s new headquarters.

PUMA is expected to occupy 455 Grand Union Boulevard in early 2021 with 450 employees relocating from its current offices in Boston and Westford.

At completion of Phase 3, Assembly Row will include over 55 shops, 22 restaurants, 1,514 residential units, over 1.1 million sf of Class A office space, and The Row Hotel, a 158-room Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel.

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