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Nordblom to Redevelop 695,000 SF Former Boston Globe Building as Tech Hub

A rendering of ‘The Beat’ in Dorchester

BOSTON — Boston-area developer Nordblom Co. has received approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency for an urban innovation campus at the former Boston Globe buildingin Dorchester. The 695,000-square-foot vacant property will undergo a total renovation with an eye on attracting office tenants working in sectors that are moving the Boston economy forward, including technology, life sciences and advanced manufacturing. The development will be renamed “The BEAT” — The Boston Exchange for Accelerated Technology. In addition to office space, the development will feature a fitness center and food hall. The building was constructed in 1958 and expanded several times throughout the years. In 2017, the newspaper sold the building and moved its newsroom and business operations to downtown Boston.

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