Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge merge into FORUM, first-goal built life sciences development in Boston Landing

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Boston Lindley’s And the Ivanhoe Cambridge Announced the commencement of construction of the Partnership’s $500 million Life Sciences Development Project at 60 Guest St. in Boston.

forumDesigned by SGAon one of the last available locations in Boston Landing, a 15-acre mixed-use community along Massachusetts Pike in the Alston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston.

Representatives from Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge joined elected officials and project partners earlier today for the inaugural development celebration, which will take place in 2024. The Forum marks the first life sciences development partnership between Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge.

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Designed by SGA for LEED Platinum, WiredScore Platinum, Fitwel certified, The forum will be net zero operational carbon upon completion, consistent with Lendlease’s mission zero Ivanoi Cambridge’s initiative and commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2040.

“Today’s groundbreaking ceremony marks an important milestone for the Forum and for our company as a critical step in the life sciences roadmap,” said Jonathan Pearce, Executive Vice President, Leasing and Development, Ivanoi Cambridge. Our shared vision with Lendlease is to offer our charter partners not only exceptional state-of-the-art laboratories/offices, but also curated spaces, accessible experiences and services that enhance their human potential. From easy access to sustainable infrastructure and indoor and outdoor experiences on multiple floors, FORUM will be the ideal environment in which to do this important work.”

Nick Eislin, Allston-Brighton Executive General Manager, said: “Upon completion, FORUM will establish Boston Landing as the leader of Allston-Brighton’s start-up life sciences group, providing a highly conducive environment and infrastructure for industry-leading laboratories that will attract and retain the best talent in the field. Biotechnology”. Development in Boston Landleys. “By inviting and interacting with inviting public spaces, FORUM will also be the neighborhood’s gathering place within the vibrant mixed-use urban area.”

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The Forum is uniquely positioned to embrace the neighborhood’s sporting heritage by facilitating teamwork and collaboration through a dynamic mix of public and private areas that encourage innovation and integrate development with its surroundings. The building will accommodate 60% of the laboratory space to 40% of the office space. The floor slabs on floors two through nine will accommodate multiple or single tenants, and the building will have SModern connectivity and advanced laboratory infrastructure.

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The modern building will have a curving facade at the corner of Guest and Life Streets that sits above a plaza with outdoor seating and green landscaping. The spacious lobby will open onto the plaza, welcoming neighborhood residents, office professionals and sports enthusiasts to experience the vibrant public world of FORUM, including the community living room and art gallery. Catering to the needs of locals, visitors and passengers alikeThe open space on the ground floor has been designed to accommodate a variety of community gatherings, from small meetings to large social events, along with a lounge and café open to the public and occupants of the building. In partnership with local artists, FORUM will display their work in a public gallery on the first floor and select common areas throughout the building.

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The FORUM development team is partnering with MassBioEd, an educational non-profit, to promote workforce development across the life sciences industry. FORUM common areas will also host programs that help area students and job seekers learn about the life sciences and develop skills that will help them transition to careers in the field.

Transportation options to the Forum include the Massachusetts Turnpike; MBTA Commuter Rail, whose Boston Landing station is 0.2 miles from the building; and MBTA bus lines that provide access to downtown Boston and Cambridge. Bluebikes, Boston’s public bike-sharing program, also has a station located on Guest Street. Nearby attractions and amenities include the New Balance corporate headquarters, a state-of-the-art sports track and fitness facility, a popular music venue and training facilities for the Celtics and Bruins, as well as a planned hotel and the soon-to-be Allston mixed-use neighborhood arenas.

Rental amenities on the third floor include a communal kitchen and dining area, as well as a 7,000-square-foot terrace with cabanas, seating areas, grill stations, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Meeting and collaboration spaces with audio-visual capabilities are also offered in a variety of configurations to accommodate conferences and meetings. In addition to a parking garage for 288 kiosks with charging stations for electric cars, the building will provide storage for 146 bikes and an on-site locker room.

“Boston is the undisputed leading life sciences group in the United States, with the highest concentration of top biomedical research hospitals and universities, as well as the largest biotechnology sector,” said Mark Brousseau, Senior Director of Research at JLL, the leasing agency team. Represents the ownership of the building. “The number of life sciences companies in the state has doubled in seven years, and today, the demand for purpose-built laboratory infrastructure has never been higher by these users. The Forum plays an essential role in meeting this need.”

Consigli Construction Company acts as a general contractor and BR + A Consulting Engineers as a project engineer.

In early 2022, Ivanoi Cambridge and Lindsay announced a separate joint venture that will provide state-of-the-art laboratories, offices and manufacturing spaces to high-growth life sciences groups across the United States, with an initial capital investment of $500 million.

A full gallery of FORUM offers is available here.


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