Lincoln Property Company is planning to break ground in early 2023 on a 650,000-sf life sciences center in Boston. Designed by Arrowstreet, Moody Nolan, and Studio Eneé, Seaport Circle will provide Class A lab and office environments for biomedical and pharmaceutical tenants. Two adjoining towers topped by green roof decks will offer flexible, column-free floor plates ranging from 25,000 sf to 70,000 sf. Sited on 19 acres owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority, the purpose-built development will include a business incubator and a publicly accessible urban terrace, with a new light rail station integrated into the lower levels. Targeting LEED Platinum certification, the sustainably designed complex is expected to achieve a 90 percent reduction of natural gas use as compared to conventional construction. The highly resilient project will mitigate climate risks such as sea level rise and storm surge by elevating all occupiable spaces and protecting critical infrastructure.
An additional freestanding facility, the Life Science and Technology Career Training Center, will accommodate educational programs to strengthen the region's talent pipeline. Dubbed the Pavilion, the 15,000-sf building will offer classrooms, labs, conference rooms, and community meeting areas.