The Richmond Group

601 Congress Street

601 Congress Street is a 15-story building in downtown Boston. The building was originally set up as an office building. The scope of work is to convert each floor to support laboratory programming. Also contained in the programming will be a state-of-the-art gym and conference center.

TCI brings both Laboratory and Bio/Pharma expertise in the planning of this space for diversified clients. The challenge of solvent handling and dispensing is being designed with dedicated H3 rated environments providing flexibility for each laboratory

TCI was hired to design all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection system in addition to any required process engineering systems.  The project includes coordination with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation as well as the Federal Aviation Authority. All of Thompson’s MEP/FP engineering was designed in BIM including the following core building systems:
– Multiple 100% outdoor air handling units
– Laboratory supply and exhaust systems
– Laboratory heat recovery system integral with high-plume laboratory exhaust
– Chilled water plant expansion
– Cooling tower plant
– New central gas-fired boiler heating hot water system
– Laboratory building controls system
– Automatic laboratory pH adjustment system
– Fire protection modifications in accordance with a high-rise building
– Electrical distribution
– Laboratory equipment power including emergency power distribution
– Energy efficient systems
– Fuel oil system
– Emergency generators
– Solvent dispensing and storage

Project Specifics

Project Size: 600,000 sf
Architect: RE Dinneen Architects
Construction Cost: $120,000,000