245 First Street, 9th Floor Conversion

With the Cambridge real estate market as competitive as ever, Jamestown saw the opportunity to convert the ninth floor of the parking garage into an addition to the building, creating shell space for a future tenant.  Adding to an already complex renovation, the floors below were occupied by a sensitive research facility, and the remainder of the parking garage had to remain open. The conversion required an extensive structural steel system to level the floor, poured concrete, elevator modifications, and the installation of  22 windows. The majority of the project took place during the winter months with the windows not being installed until the Spring. Wise had to secure the space from the outside elements to maintain a safe working environment throughout construction. Due to the unique nature of this project there were unforeseen challenges that arose throughout construction, Wise was able to work through those challenges in large part because of the great relationship between the architect and building owner.