55 Wheeler Street Project

The Douglas Gates Elementary School Building Project
January 26, 2022

Dellbrook awarded W. L. French Excavating Corporation is the site package for the Residence at 55 Wheeler Street in Cambridge, MA.

This multi-family residential building covers an approximate three-acre footprint with an average excavation depth of 15’. W. L. French installed 1800 LF of steel sheeting for excavation support as well as an excavation that resulted in 80,000 CY of excess material to make way for new underground parking. Utility work included installing nearly one mile of piping and conduits along with fifty utility structures. The work of work also called for W. L. French to construct road extensions for Wheeler and Foster Street. Work began in February of 2020 and continued through 2022.

When this project is complete, it will be known as “The Laurent” The Laurent on 55 Wheeler Street is the construction of two residential buildings each comprised of two floors of common post tensioned concrete podium base for a proposed 130,000 SF underground parking garage, with five wood framed floors above. The 698,000 GSF project will have 525 residential units (100 of which are affordable), two on grade courtyards as well as a third, elevated courtyard and additional amenity spaces. Located near the Fresh Pond Reservation in the Alewife neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, construction of the project includes extensive site logistics and earthwork in the tight, urban location scheduled to be completed April of 2023. (Source, Dellbrook| JKS Website)

W. L. French has completed a significant amount of work in this neighborhood of Cambridge – to include several rental and multipurpose facilities located at 130, 150 and 160 Cambridge Park Drive adjacent to Alewife station.

For more information about this project please see https://www.dimellashaffer.com/projects/the-laurent-at-55-wheeler-street/