Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Boston Office Relocation
Today’s office space trends are centered on nurturing employees and the spaces they work in, with a focus on incorporating innovative ways to promote strategic business initiatives. Gilbane has completed 5 million square feet in renovations over the past five years in downtown Boston.
Interior fit-out of space within a building constructed over 50 years ago by gilbane
Gilbane provided construction management services for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s new Boston Office. This 25,200 SF high-end, state of the art workplace, located in the heart of downtown Boston at 225 Franklin Street, 33rd floor, includes many current corporate interiors trends that are paving the way throughout design and workplace productivity. These include:
- Flexibility in workplace design and convertible spaces which allow collaborative interaction among employees
- Modular furniture pieces that can be moved easily to reconfigure space
- Collaborative workspaces where face-to-face interaction is encouraged
- Full service kitchen for employees to cook and eat in a common area
- Brand integration to create emotional connections with employees and visitors
In addition, Gilbane constructed the office space to have 10’ ceilings throughout with full height demountable glass office fronts and clerestory glazing on the side and back walls of all interior offices, to increase the use of natural light throughout. Overall, the new workplace includes offices, conference rooms, collaboration areas, reception, pantry, open seating area, men’s and women’s restrooms and an IT room.
To power efficiency on Lean construction projects, Gilbane has invested heavily in technology accelerators that add value for our clients. The high definition survey scanning device was utilized to create on-site surveys with exceptional accuracy, as well as verify existing conditions. The use of Laser scanning supported verification of the quality of work put-in-place, ensured critical dimensions were met (floor level, windows, structure, etc.).