The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. and Dana-Farber celebrates opening of new cancer treatment facility at the Life Time Center

February 12, 2021 - Front Section

Newton, MA The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of Dana-Farber – Chestnut Hill at its Life Time Center property (formerly the Atrium Mall). Developed and owned by an affiliate of the company, the property is located at 300 Boylston St. Dana-Farber’s new 140,000 s/f, two-floor hospital facility will serve as a multi-disciplinary setting, featuring a wide range of cancer therapies, clinical trials, and supportive services for adult patients and families throughout the region.

With 61 infusion chairs, 49 exam rooms, private infusion bays filled with natural light and heated infusion chairs, and a Pan-Mass Dining Pavilion, Dana-Farber – Chestnut Hill provides a high level of comfort and support to adult patients. Treatment groups practicing there include breast oncology, gastrointestinal oncology, genitourinary oncology, gynecologic oncology, thoracic oncology, and palliative and psychosocial oncology.

“We are thrilled to expand our ability to serve more people with cancer and provide our special model of care in this new Chestnut Hill location,” said Laurie Glimcher, MD, president and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “The facility incorporates feedback from patients and families with many details throughout to ensure convenience and comfort.”

The opening of Dana-Farber – Chestnut Hill concludes Bulfinch’s redevelopment and repositioning of the former Atrium Mall into Life Time Center, an innovation hub for medicine and wellness in the region. Acquired by an affiliate of Bulfinch a few years ago, the property underwent renovations to transform the mall into a medical and wellness destination. The revitalized Life Time Center is a 290,000 s/f, LEED Gold certified healthcare facility with large, efficient floor plates, a sunlit atrium, a 1,000 space free parking garage, and a private Life Time Center shuttle to the MBTA Chestnut Hill Green Line. 

Life Time Center is conveniently situated on Route 9 East at the gateway to Chestnut Hill’s well-established retail, business, and medical corridor, and is in close proximity to the world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. In addition, the property is just steps to more than 1 million square feet of urban conveniences within three newly reinvented mixed-use developments.

“A few years ago, when we acquired the old Atrium Mall, Bulfinch had a vision for converting the asset into a state-of-the-art medical and wellness facility and today represents the fulfillment of this vision,” stated Eric Schlager, CEO of Bulfinch. “We are extremely proud to recognize the hard work and tremendous commitment by so many people that made this day possible.”

Bulfinch remains committed to expanding its life science and medical portfolio, and continues to work towards the company’s mission, Discover + Deliver, utilizing agility, passion, and creativity to collaborate with tenants and investors in order to create exceptional environments for research, discovery, and treatment.

Dana-Farber joins key tenants at Life Time Center including Newton Wellesley Hospital, CCRM Fertility Boston, Boylston Street Dental, and Life Time Fitness. For a virtual tour of Dana-Farber’s new facility at Life Time Center, visit:



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