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Two Northstar Projects Among Recipients of CoreNet Global New England’s 2020 and 2021 Awards of Excellence

September 2021

Northstar is honored to have partnered with Akamai Technologies, on their new global headquarters in Cambridge, as well as National Grid on their new office at 2 Hanson Place in Brooklyn, NY.

Respectively, these projects are the winners of CoreNet Global New England’s 2020 “Best New Large Workplace” as well as the 2021 “Best New Workplace Outside of New England”. 

In December 2019, Akamai consolidated their Cambridge campus by relocating six existing Kendall Square office spaces into the newly constructed 19-floor headquarters building located at 145 Broadway.  The new 480,000 square foot office space continues to gain industry recognition for its highly innovative, interactive and sustainable design. Congratulations to Akamai and all that contributed to this project’s continued success!

Akamai's new global headquarters in Cambridge
photo credit: Anton Grassl Architectural Photography

National Grid, relocated its NYC Gas Operations headquarters to the 11th and 12th floors of 2 Hanson Place, continuing its long-time presence in Brooklyn. Given this project continued construction through a global pandemic further celebrates the success of this local team managing a project outside of the New England region to a successful conclusion. The design features 100% unassigned seating, strategically placed amenities, and a focus on employee health, wellness, and sustainability underlines the design, which is on track for LEED and WELL certification.

Please join us in congratulating both project teams on this outstanding achievement!

Read more on the NEREJ’s website here.