Construction and development company Skanska has acquired about 2,787 square meters of land in Boston, Massachusetts from John Hancock Life Insurance Company for USD 177 million (about SEK 1.5 billion).
Located at 380 Stuart Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Skanska plans to develop a 27-story, about 58,000 square meter, Class-A office building with ground-floor retail and below-ground parking. The project will target LEED® Platinum, Fitwell, and WiredScore certifications.
The development site is in the center of the city’s commuter hub, with close proximity to the Boston Public Garden, Boston Common, and the trendy shopping district of Newbury Street. This acquisition marks Skanska’s seventh commercial venture in Greater Boston, and one of the few remaining opportunities for a new, ground-up development in Back Bay.
Since 2009, Skanska USA Commercial Development has invested more than USD 2 billion in office and multi-family projects, and has developed office headquarters for tenants including, Waste Management, Bank of America, Brooks Sports, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tommy Bahama.