161 First Street, Cambridge, MA

As part of a design build team working for Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. R E Dinneen was retained to evaluate converting this 45,000 sf, 4-story building from office to lab-ready use. Built in 1907, it is heavy timber frame and masonry construction.

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Initial services include preparation of a Due Diligence Report to assist the owner in evaluating purchase of the property. This was followed by comprehensive services to convert the building to life science use. Renovations include building systems and envelope upgrades, exterior masonry and roof repair, new gas services, upgraded electrical and mechanical equipment, and toilet room and common area renovations. Speculative labs were planned and designed to market the building. R E Dinneen also provided tenant-fit design services for several life science tenants within the building complex.

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