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Beals and Thomas, Inc. Opens New Boston Office


Civil Engineer for Transformative Projects Cambridge Crossing and
Suffolk Downs Looks to Grow its Regional Profile; Adds New Manager of
Urban Development Services

and Thomas, Inc.
(B+T), a multi-disciplinary land use planning,
design, and permitting consulting firm, has expanded to Boston with its
third office at 295 Devonshire Street. The new downtown location will
support the firm's growing operations and projects in Boston and
Cambridge including mixed-use projects Cambridge Crossing, Suffolk Downs
and the Harvard Square Theatre. To further strengthen its presence, B+T
has added a new manager of Urban Development Services and is launching a
new website.

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Beals and Thomas, Inc. adds new Boston office to support growing operations and client projects such as Cambridge Crossing, Suffolk Downs and the Harvard Square Theatre. (Photo: Business Wire)

"We've never had a greater need for a Boston office. The building
activity in and around the city has increased the demand for our urban
and technical services," said Gerry Preble, PE, LSP, president of B+T.
"We can better accommodate both our clients and staff working on local
projects, and the prime location gives us more visibility for future
opportunities. We have become more involved in the community and are in
a position to attract highly qualified talent."

Downtown Office near Winthrop Square
The Boston office will
host client engagements and industry meetings, plus house staff
conducting research, design, permitting and survey services. It is a
two-minute walk from Downtown Crossing and convenient to public
transportation. Along with the new office space, B+T will launch a new
website this summer that demonstrates its solution-oriented capabilities
and technical services.

A Leader in Redevelopment Projects
B+T is involved in
numerous projects across New England that balance client goals with
environmentally responsible development. Local projects include:

  • Cambridge Crossing. Since 2010, B+T has
    provided permitting, design and construction administration services
    for the core infrastructure of the 5.2 million SF mixed-use
    development in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston. The work includes
    design and construction administration for stormwater management,
    sewerage, and water distribution systems. Most recently, B+T provided
    land surveying, civil engineering, permitting assistance, and
    construction administration services for the 430,000 SF office,
    retail, and lab complex at 250 North Street. In 2020, health
    technology company Royal Philips will move its North American
    headquarters to the complex.
  • Suffolk Downs. The 161-acre property in
    Revere and East Boston is being transformed into a mixed-use
    development with new housing units, retail, office, lab and hotel
    space. The project includes 40-acres of publicly accessible open space
    that integrates on-site wetlands and waterways, plus a common area,
    amphitheater, plazas, parks, paths and other recreational amenities.
  • Harvard Square Theatre. B+T was recently
    engaged to provide land surveying and civil engineering services to
    assist in the proposed redevelopment of the Cambridge movie theater,
    which will include a 9K SF movie theater with two screens, 5K SF of
    ground floor retail and 36K SF of upper floor offices. The exterior
    facade will be embedded with technology to display changeable art or

Manager of Urban Development Services
To support client
projects, B+T is pleased to welcome Jeff Heidelberg, PE, LEED AP as
Manager of Urban Development Services. He is responsible for managing
resources, project teams and schedules to address the design and
permitting acquisition for complex land use projects in Boston and the
surrounding communities. Most recently, he was responsible for the
design, permitting and management of Arsenal Yards in Watertown,
Massachusetts, a redevelopment of the Arsenal Mall to a stylized urban

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, Beals
and Thomas, Inc.
is a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in civil
engineering, land use planning, landscape architecture, land surveying
and wetlands/natural resources. Its portfolio of over 3,000 projects
speaks to its renowned reputation for being highly responsive, thorough
and providing accurate services that exhibit sustainability and respect
for the land. Beals and Thomas, Inc. has additional offices in Boston
and Plymouth. For more information, visit Beals
± Thomas
, on Facebook,
and LinkedIn.

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