Norwood, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has been selected to revitalize and reposition UPLAND in Norwood.
Campanelli engaged MPA to work with its design, leasing, and construction teams to develop a comprehensive strategy for improvements to the 193,000sf Class A office building that was formerly known as Upland Woods Building 100.
MPA and Campanelli started the process with a careful analysis of market demand in order to design a uniquely attractive asset that appeals to both established and growing companies.
Inside, MPA created a dramatic amenity street that connects the new east and west entries and offers all tenants access to the new two-story, sky-lit atrium.
This central street with storefront-style tenant entrances is dotted with impromptu gathering spaces to create community for tenants. UPLAND’s large floor plates and exposed high ceilings provide tenants with open, flexible and brightly lit spaces and accommodate companies starting at 11,000sf. Multiple new exterior entrances provide convenient access to parking, and new landscaped areas offer tenants seating space for outdoor meetings.
A former Polaroid manufacturing center, UPLAND’s dramatic revitalization includes a new full-service café, a best-in-market fitness center with a virtual ride instruction spin studio, conference facilities, and a gaming area with foosball, ping pong tables and shuffleboard.
The project is expected to be complete in September 2016.
“You can count on one hand the number of options of brand-new Class A product currently available in the Route 128 South market. We will be the best option in this submarket and provide great value for companies being priced out of the Burlington/Waltham area,” said Steve Murphy, partner and principal of acquisitions at Campanelli. “Leveraging our successful partnership from the similar repositioning of three buildings at Heritage Landing in North Quincy, MPA worked collaboratively with us to significantly transform UPLAND and give it a strong position in the Route 128 South market.”
Located directly off I-95, UPLAND is at the epicenter of the region’s leading amenity hubs, including Legacy Place and University Station. A true live-work-play environment, the campus includes One Upland, a newly-developed, 262-unit luxury apartment community, and is within minutes of the Route 128 MBTA commuter rail and Amtrak train station. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is the exclusive leasing agent for UPLAND.