Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Innovation Square Fit-Out

280,000 SF 4 story fit-out of a core-shell lab building in Boston’s Marine Industrial Park. The project includes 60,000 sf of GMP manufacturing for viral vectors and biological manufacturing.

The project also features modular clean rooms with stick build MEP support spaces to fit within the low floor to floor heights of the GPM area. The remaining 3 Floors are fit-out as process development, QA/QC, and research and development laboratories. LEED Platinum.

The building was designed to target an EUI below 160 kBtu/sf*yr, equating to a 55% reduction in energy consumption and 47% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to the regional average. The building and fit out are designed to eliminate fossil fuel consumption in summer and shoulder seasons and dramatically reduce winter fuel consumption. Energy efficiency measures include enhanced Konvekta energy recovery, a heat recovery chiller, and a water-source heat pumps for office spaces, common areas, and high-load areas.

Projects Highlights


Boston, MA


280,000 ft²


LEED Platinum

BR+A Principal