Life Science Topping Off

Second Building Tops Off for 1.8M Sq. Ft. Boynton Yards Development

808 Windsor Street topping off

Somerville, MA –  The steel topping off was recently celebrated for 808 Windsor Street, the second purpose-built Class-A lab building in Somerville as part of the Boynton Yards 1.8 million sq. ft. mixed-use life sciences and innovation community.

DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (DLJ RECP), Deutsche Finance Group (DFG), Leggat McCall Properties (LMP), and Shawmut Design and Construction were joined by Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne at the event. The project is being designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge.

808 Windsor Street rendering

“As a unique economic driver and community-driven vision for Somerville, today marks another milestone for Boynton Yards as we continue to build the future here in many ways,” said John Fenton, managing development partner at DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners. “808 Windsor is uniquely positioned as an activation anchor to both Boynton’s fully leased 101 South Street and The Hive at 561 Windsor Street, offering even more progressively designed lab, creative arts, retail, and public activation space upon its completion.”

Set to be completed in early 2024, the 370,000sf, purpose-built building will span 11 floors and offer state-of-the-art R&D lab/office space and ground floor retail. Amenities will include four levels of below-grade parking, a mobility/bike room, and community-based and activated green space. With an energy-efficient and sustainable design, the building will achieve LEED Platinum certification. The second of four master planned life sciences buildings at Boynton Yards, 808 Windsor Street will feature 35,000sf, column-free floor plates offering tenants flexibility to grow and redesign to meet the needs of their workforce.

Kevin Sullivan, executive vice president of New England region, Shawmut Design and Construction; Bobby Dickerson, Iron Workers Local 7; Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne; John Fenton, managing development partner, DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners; Rob Dickey, executive vice president, Leggat McCall Properties; JT Scott, Somerville city councilor; and Tom Galligani, Somerville director of economic development

With community-driven input, the future of the seven-acre Boynton Yards community includes commercial, residential, retail, public green, arts, and performance spaces designed to transform the area into a vibrant work-live-play neighborhood. The topping off milestone at 808 Windsor Street comes on the heels of 101 South Street, the first completed building at Boynton Yards which opened in May 2022 and is home to four Flagship Pioneering-founded companies.