Harvard discusses moving Med School researchers to Allston

Harvard discusses moving researchers - The Boston Globe

Several influential department heads at Harvard Medical School are discussing the possibility of moving hundreds of researchers and staff from the Longwood medical area to Harvard's emerging campus in Allston.

The proposal under discussion, though still in very preliminary stages, could shift nearly half of the people now occupying the iconic quadrangle at the heart of the medical school -- up to 70 professors and 500 to 700 staff members -- to a new 1-million-square-feet building in Allston.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:41 PM

    The Globe article misses the fact that the departure for Allston of the Harvard School of Public Health will free up a lot of space immediately adjacent to the Medical School and would be the logical expansion opportunity, although I don't know how much of it is suitable for wet labs.

    I wonder if Harvard might opt for a conversion of HSPH to residential use, to supplement its partial ownership of Trilogy in Kenmore Square. Other Longwood/Fenway institutions probably have their eyes on that space but does Harvard have much of a track record of selling real estate?