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The Epicenter of Tech and Life Sciences, 40 Thorndike

The Epicenter of Tech and Life Sciences

Thursday, May 18
Noon-4:30 p.m.
Bus departs at 12:15 p.m.
Limited to 50 attendees.
Lunch will be provided.

Discover innovative office and lab space near MIT in the Cambridge area - the epicenter of tech and life sciences in the region. At 40 Thorndike in East Cambridge, a decommissioned 1970s-era courthouse is being transformed into an innovative mixed-use project. The project, expected to deliver in the first quarter of 2024, will include 422,000 square feet of office and R&D space, 48 units of inclusionary rental housing, ground floor retail, childcare and conference space. Next, visit Boynton Yards, a 1.8 million-square-foot life science and innovation community in Somerville, Massachusetts, less than a mile from Kendall Square, the world's preeminent biotech supercluster. Boynton Yards is an approved multiphase master plan offering four purpose-built lab buildings, a cultural center and mixed use/residential buildings with creative programming and amenities. We will tour 101 South Street at Boynton Yards, a completed lab building leased and occupied by four life science companies founded by Flagship Pioneering.

Presented by Granite Properties and BREEAM USA.

Boston Scientific Global Distribution Center Tour

Boston Scientific Global Distribution Center Tour - FULL

Thursday, May 18
1:15-4:30 p.m.
Bus departs at 1:30 p.m.
Limited to 40 attendees.
Only open to U.S. citizens per site security protocols.

Explore the global distribution center for world-renowned medical devices manufacturer Boston Scientific on Quincy’s Squantum Point, overlooking Boston Harbor. Built to LEED Gold sustainability standards, the 694,000-square-foot center is set in a fully renovated warehouse and contains 64,000 square feet of office space and a 630,000-square-foot global customer fulfillment center. Get a close-up view of state-of-the-art features such as a new glass curtain wall, 2.5 miles of high-efficiency “smart technology” conveyor with a high-speed sortation system, a waterfront roof terrace with outdoor casual seating, and conference spaces offering stunning views of Downtown Boston.

Presented by Granite Properties and BREEAM USA.

The Fenway Tour

The Fenway Tour - FULL

Thursday, May 18
1-3:30 p.m.
Bus departs at 1:15 p.m.
Limited to 35 attendees.

Experience the energy and innovation of The Fenway, a neighborhood born through alternative music, art, equality and creative expression. The Fenway is a hive of interest and industry, alive with world-class events, dining, public art, shops and groundbreaking innovation. Its evolution over the last three decades has been driven by a neighborhood vision built to honor its roots while also investing in people, culture, and the building blocks of what makes a neighborhood great. Samuel & Associates has been leading the development of The Fenway for 25 years, including opening new life sciences buildings and providing new residential, dining and entertainment options to fuel the demand of a lively neighborhood. Visit this dynamic neighborhood that pairs iconic with modern innovation.

Presented by Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

Seaport District Tour

Seaport District Tour

Thursday, May 18, 2023
1:30-4:15 p.m.
Bus departs at 1:45 p.m.
Max 35 attendees.

Join your colleagues for an exciting afternoon in Boston’s booming Seaport District, also known as the Innovation District. Stops on this tour include Boston’s newest development: 10 World Trade. This 17-story, 555,250-square-foot tower is comprised of premier research and development space that is supported by world-class amenities; it is scheduled for delivery in Q4 of 2024. You will also view the in-progress revitalization of historic Commonwealth Pier featuring extensive public spaces, a new waterfront public plaza, new retail, office and event spaces; it is also set to deliver in 2024.

Presented by Granite Properties and BREEAM USA.

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