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Suffolk Constructions joins rush to Innovation District

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Suffolk Construction Co., one of Boston’s biggest and busiest contractors, is proposing to build a new headquarters in the South Boston Innovation District, joining a rapid influx of major companies into the area.

Suffolk chief executive John Fish said Tuesday that he is planning construction of a 125,000-square-foot building along Harbor Street in the Marine Industrial Park. The new facility would be occupied by 450 Suffolk employees now split between offices in Danvers and Roxbury.

“This location speaks to where Boston is going, not where it is today,” Fish said Tuesday. Suffolk still needs approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority and other city agencies. Fish said he has held preliminary discussions with BRA officials and expects to file more detailed documents outlining his proposal soon.

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