Major office and lab space proposed for near Assembly Row

November 5, 2019

Another big development could be coming to the rapidly expanding neighborhood around Assembly Row in Somerville.

A Dutch office development firm is partnering with Boston Global Investors to buy — and build on — a nearly one-acre site between Interstate 93 and Middlesex Avenue. EDGE, as the firm is known, and BGI aim to file development plans soon for a large office and lab building, said Jan-Hein Lakeman, executive managing director of EDGE US.

“We envision a very sustainable and smart commercial building,” he said. “We are office developers, but based on conversations with our advisers, we see tremendous need for great lab space there. So we’re considering a mix of lab space and office.”

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