Life Science

J.M. Electrical Begins Project for Pharmaceutical Development

Cambridge, MA – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc. recently kicked off project operations at 75|125 Binney Street, a 386,000sf  multi-building life science complex in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

J.M. Electrical technicians will install a building automation system to control the heating, cooling, and ventilation in both of the six story buildings, with over half of the space being developed for the corporate headquarters and laboratory complex for a future pharmaceutical company.

Gilbane, Inc. is the general contractor. The architect is Payette, and Alexandria Real Estate Equities is the owner.

In order to maintain an environment that meets clinical, research and regulatory requirements, J.M. Electrical will equip both buildings with a central chiller plant, eight air handling units, and an electrical control system, which will all work together to maintain precise temperature and humidity levels while simultaneously moving large amounts of air for the laboratories.

These advanced systems are crucial to maintaining the optimal environment for the sensitive nature of the work, and support an ongoing effort to reduce energy demand and consumption in buildings while guaranteeing reliable energy delivery.   

The firm also is assisting in the building information modeling (BIM) process, that will involve the generation and management of digital representations of the work to be completed.

This project, which exceeds over $1 million dollars for J.M. Electrical, is scheduled to be completed by March of 2015.


“Today’s advanced building systems are amazingly sophisticated but it takes a wide range of skills and knowledge to ensure that all the systems work seamlessly and reliably, especially in a building with complicated requirements like the Binney Street project. The end result will save money and energy, while also providing a better work experience for all occupants,” said Niall Black, project manager at J.M. Electrical.