DivcoWest, the national investment and development team behind the destination neighborhood and innovation hub, Cambridge Crossing (CX), alongside construction manager John Moriarty & Associates (JMA), celebrated another major milestone at CX, the topping off of 441 Morgan Avenue, a state-of-the-art 375,000 SF, 10-story life science building.
During the celebration, construction workers, architects, engineers, and employees gathered to sign the steel beam before it was hoisted atop the future life science building marking the completion of the steel construction phase of the project. This memorable event commemorated the collective hard work and collaboration of the teams and trade members.
“We want to thank the men and women of Local 7, all our other union trade partners, and the dedicated JMA staff for helping us safely reach this critical milestone on the job. We also want to thank DivcoWest for the continued opportunity to be part of their team. We truly appreciate the partnership our organizations are able to share,” said Chris Brown, CEO of John Moriarty & Associates.
Designed by Ennead and Jacobs Consulting, the building is situated at a gateway to the Cambridge Crossing neighborhood and will deliver views of the Charles River and beyond. With wellness, connectivity, and tenant experience at the forefront, when complete, 441 Morgan will offer five outdoor terraces, direct access to a 5-acre park just outside its front door, and integrated building technologies including smart technology View glass. The future-forward building is targeting LEED Gold and Wired Score Platinum certifications and includes three underground levels of parking and a bike room.
“We are thrilled to officially top off 441 Morgan Avenue, CX’s 5th lab-ready building thoughtfully-designed to meet the demands of leading life science companies and a place where innovation will thrive.” said Mark Roopenian, Managing Director of DivcoWest. “We are incredibly grateful for the hard work of the men and women of the labor union teams, and our partners Jacobs, JMA and Ennead, who are making our vision a reality and have helped us to reach this significant milestone. The completion of another life science building at CX will allow us to further our commitment to provide state-of-the-art workplaces that accelerate scientific breakthroughs and change how we all live.”
The building is situated in a thriving new neighborhood with superior connectivity including immediate access to two MBTA lines, the Lechmere green line and the Community College orange line. Current tenants within the CX innovation hub include Bristol Myers Squibb, Philips, Sanofi, and Cerevel Therapeutics. In addition to access, CX offers a variety of amenities including cafes, a brewery, restaurants, and numerous outdoor spaces programmed throughout the year. Current retailers include Lamplighter Brewing Co., Tatte Café & Bakery, Cafe Beatrice, Geppetto, The Lexington, and REI.
At completion, this new transformational neighborhood will be comprised of 4.5 million square feet of commercial, residential, and retail plus 11-acres of open and green space. Currently, 1.9 sf has been completed. Learn more about 441 Morgan Avenue here!