DiMella Shaffer and Lincoln Property Company Announce the Approval of R&D Campus in Lexington

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Project features plans for premier lab and office space across a campus built for collaboration

DiMella Shaffer

DiMella Shaffer, a Boston-based architecture and design firm specializing in creating innovative and inspiring designs for residential, institutional and commercial environments, today announced approvals for a mixed-use campus at 91 Hartwell Ave. in Lexington, Mass. 91 Hartwell Ave. will feature premier office and Class A laboratory space in a prime location within the growing life sciences community along the Route 128 corridor. The development team, led by Lincoln Property Company, also includes Paul Finger Associates, LEC Environmental and Nitsch Engineering.

“Across the state of Massachusetts, we’re currently working on 1.6M square feet of science and tech space – an indicator of the tremendous growth this industry has seen since the bio-tech boom began in Cambridge in the 1980s,” said David Godfroy, Associate Principal at DiMella Shaffer. “With partners like Lincoln Property Company, we’re excited to continue to contribute to an industry responsible for so many valuable innovations in Greater Boston and beyond.”

91 Hartwell will include a new 95,000 square foot Class A laboratory facility and 125,000 square feet of office space within a campus designed to foster connections and encourage collaboration. A center atrium promenade will welcome tenants and visitors into the campus, with a café serving as the community hub and main connector. The campus will also include a new shared 502-space parking structure.

“LPC applauds the significant efforts by the Development Team, DiMella Shaffer and the Town of Lexington to get this project approved,” said Scott Faber, Senior Vice President at Lincoln Property Co. “Working in collaboration with the Town of Lexington helped produce a more socially conscience campus with a cohesive design.”

Since being named the No. 1 biotech hub in the United States, Greater Boston is experiencing a lack of vacancy especially in Cambridge and Boston Proper, with 1% and 3% available space respectively. As a result, lab facilities have steadily been introduced to the Route 128 corridor over the past several years. Most recently, DiMella Shaffer and Lincoln Property Company’s Class A life sciences facility project, broke ground in Waltham, which will feature four stories of laboratory space with 35,000 feet of rentable space per floor, as well as 400+ onsite parking spaces across four levels. The 300 Third Avenue project is expected to be ready for tenant build-out in Q4 2021.

To learn more about DiMella Shaffer, visit http://www.dimellashaffer.com. To learn more about Lincoln Property Company, visit http://www.lpcboston.com.

About DiMella Shaffer
DiMella Shaffer is a privately-owned, Boston-based architecture and design firm specializing in creating innovative and inspiring designs for residential, institutional and commercial environments. Recognized by ARCHITECT magazine as one of the “Top 50 Firms in Sustainability,” DiMella Shaffer prides itself on caring deeply, designing passionately, listening energetically, and partnering creatively to find elegant solutions to complex challenges. Most recently, DiMella Shaffer was ranked among Largest Architectural Firms in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal and AIA’s 2018 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm. For more information, please visit http://www.dimellashaffer.com.

About Lincoln Property Company
Lincoln Property Company, founded in 1965, is a national commercial real estate company involved in real estate investment, development, property management and leasing worldwide. Lincoln has offices in all major markets of the U.S. and throughout Europe. Lincoln’s cumulative development efforts have produced over 130 million square feet of commercial space. For more information on Lincoln Property Company’s Boston office, visit: http://www.LPCBoston.com.

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