Construction of the 120,000 sf life science building commenced in March 2021
Watertown, MA – Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Boylston Properties, a Boston-based developer of mixed-use destinations, is officially introducing 500 Forge, a transformational life science building and the first building you see as you enter Watertown along Arsenal St., positioned prominently within amenity-rich Arsenal Yards. With 120,000 SF of life science space under construction, 500 Forge is led by the proven development team behind other first class life science development in Watertown, including LINX, 200 Arsenal Yards Blvd, and the future 100 Forge. 500 Forge will be ready for forward-thinking life science companies to move in by August 2022.
The East End of Watertown has become a hotbed of activity as life science companies now occupy over 1M SF of real estate in the area, with an additional 1M sf under development; and Arsenal Yards is in the center of it all. Boylston Properties is transforming 500 Forge into a purposefully renovated life science building featuring 15’-18’ ceiling heights, new mechanical systems, outdoor balconies, covered parking, and an ideal first floor for robust chemical and GMP users.
“As one of the first in the area to develop purpose-built life science space in Watertown alongside industry leaders like Alexandria Real Estate, we are ecstatic to see the momentum building within this emerging cluster on the border of Allston/Brighton and Cambridge,” said Bill McQuillan, founding principal at Boylston Properties. “Arsenal Yards is a life science recruiters’ dream with tons of retail, fitness and entertainment amenities for talent recruitment and retention. The community and experience that we are building, which is in its final stage of construction, is attracting best in class life science companies who want the ideal work environment for their teams.”