LEASE AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan and Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) Commissioner David B. Perini today announced that they have entered into a lease agreement, effective on December 22, 2006, with Trade Center Park, LLC for the construction of a temporary courthouse with fifteen courtrooms for Middlesex County Superior Court. Approximately 200 employees of the Middlesex County Superior Court will occupy 140,000 square feet of office and courtroom space in the new location at 2100 Trade Center Park, Sylvan Road, in Woburn while the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in Cambridge is being renovated.
Chief Justice Mulligan said, “I am delighted that the City of Woburn recently approved the site plan and issued the courthouse building permit. We can now move forward to construct a modern court facility for the judges and staff of the Middlesex County Superior Court. This well designed building will be a dignified and efficient work environment for judges and court employees and will serve to provide access to justice for the citizens of the Commonwealth.”
Commissioner Perini of DCAM said, “This is a great milestone in our effort to rehabilitate the Edward Sullivan Courthouse in Cambridge. This facility will provide an excellent temporary location for the Superior Court while the renovation work is being accomplished.”
Dennis A. Clarke, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cummings Properties LLC, the managing agent for Trade Center Park, LLC, said, “We are committed to building a first rate court facility, which will accommodate the needs of the judges, employees, attorneys, and the public. I look forward to continuing the collaborative relationship that has been established with the Administrative Office of the Trial Court and the Division of Capital Asset Management.”
to Mr. Clarke, the foundation work is expected to begin
the week of January 2, 2007. The erection of the steel
framework for the seven-story concrete-faced building is
expected to begin in mid-February.
Administrative Office of the Trial Court, the Division
of Capital Asset Management, and Cummings Properties said
that their shared goal is to have the building completed
by December 31, 2007.