The Central Hotel

LOCATION: Cambridge, MA
DESIGN: Boyes - Watson

This project entails both a conversion and expansion of a 120 year old landmark apartment building in downtown Cambridge. The existing 4 floored apartment building, located on Main Street, Cambridge, will be re-imagined into a 70 room boutique hotel complete with penthouse and a near 4,000 SF rooftop restaurant and bar. The first floor will contain retail space, the hotel lobby and main restaurant. Hotel rooms will fill the second, third and fourth floors. Phase One (Demolition) began in October 2017 and will continue through January 2019. Phase 2 (New Construction) will commence in February and be completed in August 2019.

Situated on a very tight urban site, the existing building requires extensive site work including underpinning of the foundation, new footings and piles for steel frame, new slab on grade, and steel and metal deck for first and second floors. All wood floors will be re-framed, all windows and store-fronts will be replaced. The brick veneer will be re-pointed and the existing paint will be sandblasted to expose the original brick facade. The New Addition will include concrete foundations, steel and metal deck framing with brick and stone finish. The building will be equipped with new MEP Services and fully sprinkled.

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