First Wind, a Massachusetts-based wind project developer, is relocating its 70-member headquarters staff to a new location at 179 Lincoln St. in downtown Boston.
Initially constructed at the end of the 19th century, 179 Lincoln St. occupies a full city block overlooking the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. It contains 220,000 square feet in its five stories and is situated approximately two blocks from South Station.
In addition to having been awarded the LEED Silver Rating, it was recently honored by the Boston Preservation Alliance with its 2009 Preservation Achievement Award for the Best Adaptive Use of Historic Industrial Space.
‘As First Wind continues to expand as a company, we need room to grow,’ says Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind. This move to Boston demonstrates our commitment to the commonwealth and to the region. It also allows us to reduce our carbon footprint, by having so many accessible public transportation options nearby for our employees.’
Since being acquired by Millennium Partners-Boston in 2006, the building has undergone an extensive renovation and is now equipped with modern interiors, upgraded building systems, a new entrance and lobby, and below-grade parking.
SOURCE: First Wind