Boston, MA Lee Kennedy Co., Inc. (LKCo.) has begun construction for the 34,270 s/f renovation, as well as the 19,500 s/f addition at 50, 60 and 62 Staniford St. in the city’s West End neighborhood.
The project looks to revitalize the building with the repositioning of three entries, a new plaza, and a renovation of the building’s lobby. The project will reposition the existing lobby along William O’Connell Way to better suit the patient experience, as well as develop new retail and medical space along Staniford St. A dedicated pick-up/drop-off will be created at the rear plaza to accommodate the high-volume of patients coming through the building. Project challenges include working within strict timelines as not to impact the existing residential towers, eye surgery facility and neighbors.
The 50 Staniford St. projects represent a continuation of LKCo.’s relationship with the architect, Margulies Perruzzi Architects and owner’s project manager, CBRE/New England. Lee Kennedy has completed various projects with both of these key players in the construction industry.
“This is a challenging project that has a widespread effect on the surrounding community and LKCo. is working to minimize the impact. This is one of many projects that will bring a new look and energy to all those who visit, live and work in the area,” said Scott Giles, vice president of interiors.
Construction is expected to be complete in February 2019.