Allston Labworks Celebrates Topping Off


BOSTON– King Street Properties along with Consigli Construction Co., Inc. and dozens of men and women from the building trades celebrated the ‘topping off’ of Allston Labworks, a dynamic hub of research in the Allston neighborhood of Boston.

The ceremonious ‘topping off’ is a long-standing tradition commemorating the placement of the final piece of steel on a development.

Designed by DiMella Shaffer, the 4.27-acre site is currently undergoing a transformation into mixed-use site featuring over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art life science space. In addition, the development will include 35 apartments including affordable options; working studio and gallery space to support the local artist community; ground floor retail focused on local operators; and a Learning Lab space run by the BioBuilder Educational Foundation dedicated to hosting educational programs for the local community and ever-growing life sciences industry.

“This is a significant milestone for an important project in Allston and we are incredibly grateful for the hard work of the team at all phases, from concept to completion,” said Mike DiMinico, Managing Partner, King Street Properties. “This project exemplifies King Street’s dedication to developing innovative spaces for our tenants and our communities and we look forward to delivering a transformative project for the neighborhood.”

The ceremonial beam was signed by the construction team, project partners and contractors, and was raised in dedication to the hard work performed on site.

“Massachusetts is a hub for thriving life sciences innovation, research and development, and the state-of-the-art construction of the Allston Labworks campus will support the continued growth of this critically important industry,” said Vin Moran, Consigli Project Executive. “Consigli is glad to partner with King Street Properties and the entire project team on the delivery of the multi-building, mixed-use development that will bolster the neighborhood’s innovation corridor.”

The project will be ready for tenant work in Summer 2024, with tenant occupancy expected in Q4 2024. The development team includes:

Architect: DiMella Shaffer

MEP Engineer: BR+A

Civil Engineer: Howard Stein Hudson

Contractor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc.