Commercial/Core & Shell

In the commercial construction management world, time is money.

Whether need is driven by an expiring lease, non-negotiable dates for employee moves, or the need for a new space that reflects a redefined corporate vision, BW Kennedy & Co. recognizes that commercial work is an extension of the client and their need.

We will work to maximize space, decrease schedule, and provide project savings, allowing clients to more quickly occupy their space and go about conducting their business.




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75 Hayden Ave.

Lexington, MA
Client: King Street Properties
Architect: Perkins & Will

  • New 200,000 SF Life Sciences Building and1000 Car Parking Garage
  • Constructed new facility at rear of active research campus including Buildings 45, 55 and 65 Hayden Ave.
  • Project included interconnecting Permatrack bridge between the new building, garage, and Building 45
  • Utilized collaborative Architecture/MEP/FP Design/Build approach

Recipient of 2020 Associated Builders and Contractors Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction

KSP PATHWAYS BLDG 1

45 Jackson, Devens, MA
Architect: Vivo Architecture

  • New 120,000 SF Class A, cGMP ready Biomanufacturing facility
  • High bay space
  • Completion 12/2021

20 Maguire Road

Lexington, MA
Client: Griffiths Properties
Architect: DiMella Shaffer

  • Retrofit of 101,631 SF Office Building for life science use
  • Replaced oil fuel system with efficiency gas heating
  • All new laboratory exhaust and energy recovery
  • Increased electric service
  • Updated fire protection and life safety
  • New laboratory waste PH system
  • Added bike and locker rooms
  • New elevator
  • Refinished lobby and exterior finishes

KSP PATHWAYS BLDG 3

33 Jackson, Devens, MA
Architect: Vivo Architecture

  • New 187,000 SF Biomanufacturing Building
  • Completion 08/2022

33 New York Ave.

Framingham, MA
Client: King Street Properties
Architect: R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc.

  • Transformation of former headquarters for MetroWest Daily News into a modern, attractive multi-tenant life science facility
  • Project consisted of a 9,000 SF addition and renovation of the existing 97,000 SF building, including a new elevator
  • New landscaping, pedestrian safety and aesthetic enhancements were completed at the 10 acre site

COMMONWEALTH FUSION SYSTEMS

Devens, MA
Architect: Vivo Architecture

  • New Class A, 170,000 SF build-to-suit manufacturing building
  • Includes high bay manufacturing and office space
  • Completion 05/2022

828 Winter Street

Waltham, MA
Client: King Street Properties
Architect: Perkins + Will

  • Design/build, Class A, multi-tenant, 144,000 SF, three-story core and shell life sciences building
  • Includes attached four-tier 155,000 SF open parking garage
  • Amenities include commissary style café and gathering lounge, cantilevered outdoor seating area, landscaped courtyard with regulation bocce court and fire table
  • LEED Silver Certification
  • Built on a hill with steeply sloping topography; construction through two winters

Recipient of 2019 Associated Builders and Contractors Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction

GRIFFITH PROPERTIES

580 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA
Architect: DiMella Shaffer

  • 152,614 SF Core & Shell renovation
  • Convert existing 2-story commercial building for office/lab space
  • Building footprint is 55,625sf
  • Completion 2022

115 Hartwell Ave.

Lexington, MA
Client: King Street Properties
Architect: DiMella Shaffer

  • New 91,000 SF building and 42,000 SF Garage
  • First speculative ground-up laboratory construction built in Boston suburbs
  • LEED Silver certified, Class-A laboratory building accommodating 300 employees
  • Includes café designed to be the social hub of the campus

Recipient of 2017 Associated Builders and Contractors Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction

65 Hayden Ave.

Lexington, MA
Client: King Street Properties
Architect: R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc.
Renderings: Studio216

  • Renovation and Conversion of 197,908 SF Office Building for Life Sciences Tenants
  • Consisted of two interconnected buildings
  • Project included upgrading building systems, adding new elevator, upgrade of buildings’ exteriors, adding parking and reconfigure of space for multi-tenant use
  • Work managed around tenant Merck’s ongoing operations

830 Winter Street

Waltham, MA
Client: King Street Properties
Architect: Perkins + Will

  • Interior and Exterior improvements to a 176,900 GSF, 3-story life science building
  • Building enclosure was weather proofed including roofing, painting and joint sealing
  • Front entry courtyard was rebuilt with improved access, lighting, landscaping and walkways
  • Central lobby and café were remodeled with innovative contemporary finishes
  • Completed with close coordination around tenant access to this fully occupied building

200 Cambridge Park Drive

Cambridge, MA
Client: King Street Properties
Architect: Perkins + Will

  • Addition and renovation of 240,000 SF, 6 story building
  • Worked with owner to develop program and design to make the single tenant building suitable for multi-tenant use, including the separation of all MEP/FP systems
  • New lobby, café, fitness area, bathrooms, and new elevator and stairway cut through existing building
  • MEP/FP Design/Build by BW Kennedy
  • Concurrently executed multiple tenant fitouts within building while completing base building work