Boston, MA Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has launched an educational campaign to introduce the South Boston Waterfront Life Sciences Pavilion to the life sciences industry, including local non-profits and training centers that work with underserved neighborhoods. According to MassBioEd’s ‘Life Sciences Employment Outlook’ for the state, the employment base has grown 67% over the last decade, and more than 40,000 new jobs are anticipated by 2024.
“Boston is known as the epicenter of the life sciences industry. The South Boston Waterfront Job Training Pavilion is a unique public realm space central to our project mission – to open the Seaport district and the innovation economy to diverse Boston residents. The first of its kind, Seaport Circle will offer workforce training for the life sciences industry to high school graduates and underserved residents across Boston,” said Scott Brown, executive vice president, Lincoln Property Company.
The Pavilion is a unique public space that will serve as a gateway to the innovation economy. LPC is working with partners The Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI), Just A Start, and MassBioEd to provide a wide variety of training programs in the 15,000 s/f stand-alone facility. The Pavilion will be open to residents from around the city to gain access to training; the community room will be available to area residents, workers and trainees and provide space for small events; the training lab will be utilized by nonprofit partners for biotech training programs, and the conference spaces will provide user groups with much needed space in this area of the Seaport.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to bring our unique workforce development solution to Boston, so that together we can pave new pathways of opportunity to the Commonwealth’s thriving life sciences and biotech industries,” executive director of GMGI, Christine Bolzan.
“This partnership will not only enable life-changing opportunities for people and families who previously lacked access, it establishes a standard for how other developers should do business in Boston,” said Carl Nagy-Koechlin, executive director of Just A Start.
Lincoln Property Company is the lead developer of Seaport Circle, formerly ‘Parcel H’ – a mixed-use development set on 1.9 acres featuring 650,000 s/f of life science research and office space on the MBTA Silver Line in Boston’s Seaport District in the South Boston Waterfront. The urban terrace has been expanded at-grade and will be programmable for public use and events. The pedestrian link will connect life sciences workers and students utilizing the training facility to shopping, dining, entertainment, and green spaces.
This is an exciting step forward for Seaport Circle- one of the last remaining undeveloped sites in the Seaport. The project is designed for companies looking for a global headquarters in the fastest growing life science cluster in the U.S. In addition to the job training, this project will bring a wide array of opportunities including the MBTA’s Silver Line station and a new outdoor space that can be programmed for events and will reconnect the Seaport to Boston’s neighborhoods.
Seaport Circle will create approximately 2,500 permanent jobs, 1,159 construction jobs, and train approximately 2,000 students per year for life sciences and related careers.
Following an extensive RFP process, LPC was chosen by the landowner, The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), for its proposal to create a world-class life science destination highlighted by a game-changing commitment by LPC to advance Massport’s diversity, equity and inclusion model. The project is expected to break ground in early 2023.