Boston – Marcus Partners announced that Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA) will occupy 100% of the firm’s new life science campus at Parcels O and P in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park (RLFMP) in the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood.
At Parcel O, Marcus Partners is planning a new state-of-the-art 219,000sf life science building. An adaptive reuse of an existing steel manufacturing building at Parcel P will serve as a 9,000sf amenity building for the campus. Construction commencement is expected in early 2022.
The new building design is a modern interpretation of the district’s industrial vernacular, aiming to celebrate the RLFMP’s industrial ecosystem while offering a forward-looking expression. The adaptive reuse of the existing steel manufacturing building works to further enhance the industrial character of the neighborhood.
Marcus Partners is one of the first development firms to join the city’s Climate Resiliency Infrastructure Fund, and the project is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification by an architectural joint venture between SGA and DREAM Collaborative. Construction will be managed by John Moriarty & Associates in a joint venture with a minority or women-owned business enterprise.
John Carroll, Evan Gallagher, and Curtis Cole of Colliers International represented Marcus Partners. Anne Columbia and Patrick Downey of Columbia Group Realty Advisors, Inc. represented Ginkgo Bioworks.