Boston – LAN-TEL Communications, Inc., headquartered in Norwood, has reached substantial completion of the tel-data infrastructure and build-out project for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Parcel A Building, located at 50 Northern Avenue on Boston’s Fan Pier.
The NECA contractor is serving on a project team headed by general contractor Turner Construction of Boston. Elkus Manfredi Architects is the project architect.
The 16-story, 585,000sf facility houses Vertex research labs on floors 2 through 7 and corporate offices on floors 9 through 15. Retail, restaurants, and a daycare facility will be situated on the ground level, and the building includes a three-level underground parking facility accommodating 290 vehicles.
LAN-TEL’s tel-data scope included installation of all voice and data cable for the facility, as well as main distribution frame (MDF) and intermediate distribution frame (IDF) build-outs. The facility’s entire fiber optic backbone runs from the MDF on the 10th floor, connecting to the IDFs on each floor. Installations for the tel-data closets on floors 1 through 7 and 9 through 15 feed 300 workstations on each floor.
Two separate paths of fiber optic cable were installed to provide full physical redundancy for Vertex’s mission critical data requirements. In total, the LAN-TEL crew installed approximately 10,000 feet of fiber optic cable for the facility’s backbone and 1.2 million feet of Category 6 copper cable to support the data needs.