Conceptual rendering of 300 Binney Street., Cambridge, after renovation. Courtesy of HGA and BXP. This design has not been approved and is subject to change.
By Broad Communications
Addition of six-story facility will increase Broad’s footprint in Kendall to nearly one million square feet, dramatically increasing lab space for science innovation
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard plans to expand further Kendall Square through the long-term lease of a 225,000 square foot facility to 300 Binney Street in Cambridge. Broad and BXP (NYSE: BXP) plan to convert the existing building into a state-of-the-art LEED Gold biomedical research facility, pending review and approval by relevant agencies.
When completed in early 2025, the building will strengthen Broad’s presence in the world-renowned innovation district of Kendall Square to nearly one million square feet of laboratory and office space, enabling Broad to support the continued growth of its faculty laboratories, research programs and technology platforms led by professional scientists.
?’Over nearly two decades, Broad institute has been a space that brings together the most creative scientists of this generation to collaborate and spark new ideas that drive discovery. With this additional space, our scientists will have the ability to take advantage of bold new opportunities and continue to work with our hospital and academic partners to transform human health,” said Todd Golubdirector of the Broad institute and a founding member of the main institute. ‘Along with our facilities in the Merkin and Stanley buildings in Kendall Squarethis next-generation science facility will deepen Broad’s commitment to understanding and treating disease.
According to Golub, Broad’s expansion to 300 Binney Street is part of a long-term facilities plan designed to anticipate future scientific directions and to ensure that Broad has the opportunity to “keep the science up”, as our understanding of disease biology leads to new therapies.
The broad institute brings together a community of researchers from many disciplines and partner institutions, namely MIT, Harvard Universityand Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Broad’s origins are rooted in genomics, and biomedical research has evolved since 2004, as has the Broad community. Today, the Broad employs more than 2,000 scientists and administrative staff, with more than 3,000 scientists deeply committed to the Broad institute through partner institutions.
Broad’s campus currently spans four main buildings in Kendall Square:
The Richard N. Merkin Building (415 Main Street)
The Ted and Vada Stanley Building (75 Ames Street)
The genomics platform at 320 Charles Street – A facility that houses one of the largest and most advanced genome sequencing centers in the world. Broad is building a sequencing center in Burlington (Massachusetts)to replace this building in 2024.
Broad also leases office space to 105 Broadway for some research, software development and administration teams.
As Broad begins work on 300 Binney Streetit also completes a separate construction project: the launch of the public road Wide Discovery Center on the ground floor of Merkin Building at 415 Main Street. Opening in October 2022, the Discovery Center will be an active public educational space showcasing how researchers in Kendall Square and around the world seek to understand and treat human disease.
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