BOSTON – Hobbs Brook Real Estate LLC (HBR) announced that it has completed its most recent world-class life science development, 225 Wyman. 225 Wyman is a LEED® Gold designed, 507,000 square foot, five-story new build development along the Waltham Route 128 technology belt.
HBRE joined forces with Waltham Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy to officially unveil this new, 96 percent pre-let property, which reaffirms Waltham’s position as a core market for life sciences, innovation, technology and R&D.
Waltham Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy joins Hobbs Brook Real Estate President and CEO Peter Gottlieb at the grand opening of 225 Wyman in Waltham. Designed by LEED® Gold, the 507,000 square foot, five-story new build development along the Waltham Route 128 technology belt is 96 percent pre-let.
“225 Wyman represents everything that HBRE is about – it’s highly sustainable, conveniently located, surrounded by green space and strongly focused on the tenant experience,” said Peter Gottlieb, President and CEO of Hobbs Brook Real Estate. “Today is an exciting day for us and for our pioneering tenants – ElevateBio BaseCamp, Seqirus, pegasystemsand TIAA – as they begin their next chapters at 225 Wyman. It’s so fulfilling to give space to companies that are truly making the world a better place through innovation. HBRE’s mission is to serve as a creative advisor and steward of our tenants’ physical spaces, and we recognize our critical role in researching, designing and delivering their products and services.”
225 Wyman attracted leading companies to the well-located, fully serviced, highly sustainable and immaculately designed building months before its completion. Tenants soon to move into the building include ElevateBio BaseCamp, an R&D and manufacturing company offering research and development (R&D), process development (PD) and current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) in cell and gene therapies; Seqirus, one of the largest influenza vaccine researchers in the world; Pegasystems, a Cambridge-based AI software company; and TIAA.
225 Wyman’s convenient location, seven miles from Cambridge and 12 miles from Boston, puts it near public transportation and a variety of restaurants and open spaces, including the Cambridge Reservoir. Designed by Gensler Working closely with HBRE, the building was designed to offer a 60% laboratory to 40% office ratio. 225 Wyman offers flexible, column-free floor panels up to 55,000 square feet in the south portion of the building and 70,000 square feet in the north portion of the building. This design ensures the space is equipped to support the most progressive and discerning life sciences and office residents. Gilbane Building Company working as a general contractor.
With over 60 businesses in neighboring buildings, 225 Wyman is part of a vibrant tenant community that offers a rich variety of amenities. The building is one of 15 within HBRE’s 2.2 million square foot office campus, which spans 137 acres along Wyman Street. The campus, formerly called Hobbs Brook Office Park has a new name: Mainspring Campus. By definition, a mainspring is “something that plays a major role in motivating or sustaining a movement, process, or activity.” HBRE strives to be that for all of its customers/tenants and the new name embodies the company’s approach and focus on community and connection. This approach is partially evident in 225 Wyman’s approximately 45,000 square feet of combined interiors, which offer unique opportunities to gather, dine, refresh and digitally connect.
Notable amenities at 225 Wyman include:
- a three-acre landscaped courtyard with fully connected outdoor workspaces
- a 10,000-square-foot boutique fitness center with spa-inspired locker rooms
- Bike concierge and storage
- a five-story parking garage with a covered walkway connecting to the building
- Outdoor event and brand activation space
- an expansive lobby with a coffee bar and collaboration space
- a dining room and café with seating for more than 280 people
- 150-person, tech-ready flexible conference space.
Mainspring also offers express shuttle service to the Alewife Red Line MBTA station and Commuter Rail station.
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