Amazon leases new 17-story office tower in Boston

Amazon leases new 17-story office tower for Boston Tech Hub expansion
Boston Seaport project (Credit: WS Development/Amazon)

Amazon plans to expand its Boston Tech Hub and create more than 3,000 new corporate and technology jobs in the coming years.

The new roles will support teams across the company, including Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Robotics, and Amazon Pharmacy. Amazon already employs more than 3,700 people in its Boston Tech Hub.

Amazon said it leased a new 17-story office tower located at One Boston Wharf Road in the 33-acre Boston Seaport project to accommodate its growing teams in Boston.

Owned and developed by Boston-based development company WS Development, the 630,000 square foot location will include working space, innovation labs, and mixed-use common areas for Amazon employees.

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Set for completion in 2024, One Boston Wharf Road will also feature a community dog park, ground-floor retail space and a new performing arts center for Bostonians to enjoy with two live performance venues consisting of a 500-seat theater and a 100-seat black box theater, which together will add significant state-of-the-art capacity for the performing arts in Boston.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Amazon in Boston’s Seaport, a neighborhood that has grown to serve forward-thinking employers, residents, and retailers and that is now a global hub of innovation and talent,” said Jeremy Sclar, Chairman and CEO of WS Development.

This is Amazon’s second full-building lease in Boston’s Seaport after securing a 430,000-square foot building at 111 Harbor Way. Now under construction by WS Development, this office will be completed later this year and will host 2,000 Amazon employees.