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Erland Construction Completes Enabling Work and Infrastructure Upgrades on The Vale, a Major Mixed-Use Development along I-93 inside Boston's Route 128 Corridor

Woburn, MA – Erland Construction, a leader in construction and site development, was selected by Leggat McCall Properties for a significant role in The Vale, a transformative mixed-use property along I-93 within Boston's Route 128 corridor. The project, situated on 55 acres of the former Kraft Atlantic Gelatin Facility site, marks one of the largest redevelopment parcels to emerge in the area in the last decade.

Erland, in collaboration with Stantec, spearheaded the enabling work and infrastructure upgrades for The Vale. This included the demolition of existing structures, modifications to Hill Street, construction of a loop road, installation of utilities and connections, relocation of a brook, and the creation of a pad-ready site for multifamily and townhome residences, a senior living community, and a medical office building.

"The Vale is a testament to the vibrant future of the Boston Route 128 corridor, and we are pleased to have played a significant role in its development," said Ben McConchie, Corporate, Commercial Group Manager at Erland. "Our commitment to delivering high-quality projects aligned seamlessly with Leggat McCall Properties’ vision for this transformative mixed-use space."

Erland executed the enabling work concurrently with other construction activities onsite, prioritizing minimal disruption to neighboring homes and businesses and the Tri-Community Greenway bike path that runs parallel to the site entrance. This project showcased the company’s expertise in creating a flexible campus environment with robust infrastructure while effectively navigating the intricacies of construction within the vibrant surrounding communities of Woburn, Winchester, and Stoneham.

The Vale, strategically located within a mixed-use trade area with easy access to major highways and public transportation, will offer Class A Office, Lab, GMP Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, and Retail in addition to Residential and Senior Housing. The redevelopment of the former Kraft Atlantic Gelatin site is poised to create a dynamic business campus, providing an ideal environment for tenants and visitors to work, play, stay, and grow.

This was Erland’s second project with Leggat McCall Properties.

About Erland Construction
Over the past 47 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors, including corporate, commercial, academic, advanced technology/life sciences, residential, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit