Lendlease and Ivanhoé Cambridge have teamed up to develop a 1.15-acre project featuring a state-of-the-art life science building with world-class amenities, FORUM, located at 60 Guest Street, a land parcel in the Boston Landing campus in Allston/Brighton, Massachusetts.
FORUM will contribute to Boston Landings diverse mix of uses and will strengthen Allston/Brightons emerging life science cluster. As one of the last sites to be developed as part of the master plan, the project will help complete the vision for Boston Landing as a transformative urban mixed-use environment.
The nine-story structure will comprise 350,000 rentable square feet of state-of-the-art office/lab space and a robust amenity program featuring a multi-purpose ground-floor with an art gallery and café open to the public, an amenity center for tenants, and outdoor spaces at key locations throughout the building.
FORUM is uniquely positioned to embrace the neighborhood’s athletic heritage by facilitating teamwork and collaboration through a dynamic mix of public and private areas that encourage innovation and integrate the development with its surroundings. The building will accommodate a ratio of 60% lab space to 40% office space. Floorplates on floors two through nine will accommodate multiple or single tenants, and the building will feature state-of-the-art connectivity and advanced laboratory infrastructure.
The modern building will feature a curved façade at the corner of Guest and Life streets that cantilevers over a plaza with outdoor seating and verdant landscaping. The expansive lobby will open to the plaza, welcoming the neighborhood’s residents, office professionals and sports enthusiasts to experience FORUM’s vibrant public realm, including a community living room and art gallery. Meeting the needs of locals, visitors and occupants alike, the ground floor’s open space is designed to accommodate a variety of community gatherings, from small meetings to larger social events, along with a lounge area and café open to the public and building occupants. Through a partnership with local artists, FORUM will showcase their work in a public gallery on the first floor and select common areas throughout the building.
Tenant amenities on the third floor include a shared kitchen and eating area, as well as a 7,000-square-foot terrace with cabanas, seating areas, grilling stations and high-speed Wi-Fi. Meeting and collaboration spaces with A/V capabilities are also offered in a variety of configurations to accommodate conferences and meetings. In addition to a 288-stall parking garage with electric vehicle charging stations, the building will offer storage for 146 bicycles and on-site locker rooms.