Lobby Renovated at One Beacon Street

One Beacon Street

Boston – Gilbane Building Company provided construction management at-risk services for the complete renovation and expansion of the lobby at One Beacon Street in Boston.

The project included a redesign and extension of the front of the building.

Owned by MetLife Investment Management and Norges Bank Real Estate Management, the project included the revitalization and renovation of both the front and rear ground lobbies, upgrades to all elevator cabs, a renovation of the lower lobby, and a redesign and extension of the front of the building out toward Beacon Street.

The project, which lasted 12 months, included contemporary finishes highlighted by new modern floors, walls, elevator lobbies, light fixtures, and elevator cab finishes, as well as a resurfacing of the property’s exterior steps and stone on the Beacon Street side of the building.

One Beacon Street lobby

The second phase of this ongoing revitalization of the iconic One Beacon Street tower is the Tremont Street Plaza renovation.  The Gilbane team is currently on site providing construction management services for a scope that includes the selective demolition of the existing plaza’s layout/finishes and the new construction of a redesigned plaza featuring new pavers, planters, and landscaping, with a modified layout.


The plaza’s structural elements will remain the same, however limited electrical, plumbing, and fire protection work will take place within the building to accommodate site services for the new design.