Tocci Starts Renovation of 120,000sf Facility in Watertown, MA


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Woburn-based firm to provide construction management services for office conversion

WOBURN, MA (September 23, 2015)Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), a Boston-area construction management company and recognized leader in virtual design and construction solutions, announced today that it kicked off the renovation of a 120,000 square-foot (sf) facility at 65 Grove Street in Watertown, MA. The $13,000,000 project will transform an outdated manufacturing plant into a premier office space.

65 Grove Street, formerly the home of GE Ionics, currently features a three-story brick façade, ribbon windows, and an attached parking structure. Tocci will work alongside Cresset Development on behalf of property owners Cresset Grove, LLC. The project team includes architects MDS/Miller Dyer Spears, structural engineers Souza True & Partners, MEP engineers AKF Group, civil engineers McKenzie Engineering Group, and architects Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture.

With selective demolition transforming more than half of the façade from brick to a dramatic glass curtain wall, the impact of this renovation will reposition the manufacturing facility into a vibrant open office environment with exposed tulip columns, high ceilings and an abundance of natural light with increased curb appeal. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Cresset on our second project together.

John Tocci, CEO of Tocci Building Companies

Tocci will leverage decades of experience to efficiently coordinate with all parties, including glass and design-build mechanical subcontractors, to successfully manage the project through all phases. Property improvements to 65 Grove Street will include significant façade improvements, groundwater infiltration systems consisting of bio-swales (with added plant life), a 290-space parking garage, and enhanced landscaping. Upon completion in May 2016, the community will benefit from transforming an outdated facility into a modern, first-class office setting in a sought-after location just outside of Boston.

65 Grove Street is located within Coolidge Square in Watertown, MA, providing easy access to Boston and various public transportation options.

About Tocci Building Companies:

Tocci Building Companies, a leading construction and project management firm, specializes in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Tocci was an early adopter of VDC in the Northeast and in 2006 committed to using it on all projects. In 2008, Tocci built the first IPD project in the Northeast and is now doing IPD across the country.

Tocci provides BIM-enabled building solutions and construction services with a sustainable approach and emphasis on lean construction. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Tocci has a long history of design/build and highly collaborative delivery in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. For more information visit