JMB Underway with BEAT Project

Rendering of The BEAT / Add Inc. (Stantec) and Nordblom Co.

Boston –  J&M Brown Company, Inc. (JMB)  is underway with the core and shell electrical construction of The BEAT, the former headquarters of the Boston Globe at 135 Morissey Blvd. in Dorchester.

The project will include a 10,000sf fitness center, a brewery and a 100-seat restaurant.

Joining JMB on the project is architect, Stantec (Add Inc.), Boston; GC, Moriarty, Winchester; and developer, Nordblom Company, Boston.

Integral to the building’s design is a new multi-story atrium that will be constructed at The BEAT’s entrance, creating a central gathering area complete with a food hall and collaborative meeting and gathering spaces.

The comprehensive electrical scope includes demolition of the building’s normal and emergency electrical distribution system and the installation of new primary and emergency power.

JMB will also furnish and install a new 15kV electrical service, a 480 Volt normal electrical distribution system, and a 480 Volt emergency distribution system.

The NECA Boston contractor will also install The BEAT’s state-of-the-art lighting and lighting control systems as well as the building’s new Autocall fire alarm system.

J&M Brown’s vice president, Bryan Greene, project manager Mike Booker and general foreman Phil Talbot are heading the project team, supervising a field crew expected to include upwards of 40 IBEW Local 103 electricians at peak construction.  The project is targeting completion in the summer of 2020.

The project name, “The BEAT,” an acronym for The Boston Exchange for Accelerated Technology, also pays tribute to the reporters that worked at the Globe headquarters location for more than 60 years.




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