GMGI Heads to the Waterfront

Groundbreaking at 417 Main Street

On February 2, a group of stakeholders gathered to break ground on a new building at 417 Main Street, on Gloucester’s inner harbor, nestled between Steve Connolly's Seafood and Rose’s Marine. GMGI will be the building’s lead tenant, with corporate headquarters and research laboratories occupying approximately 6,000 sf of the first floor of the building, situated on the harbor’s edge, offering an inspiring sightline out towards Gloucester’s harbor and its gateway to the ocean beyond.

The showcase inside the building will be the research laboratories, outfitted with the specialized, state of the art equipment needed to bring genomics science to the study of marine life. This world class research facility, with a strategy built exclusively on marine biotechnology, will also have a tank room with plumbing to provide ocean water to the housed specimens.

With deep gratitude we thank Mass Life Sciences Center for awarding a $2.6M capital grant to fund the customized build out for the GMGI space and purchase of research equipment.

We are committed to developing science programs with a primary focus on translational research that connects to human health as well as projects that bring the best science to fishery research. The new facility will expand our research efforts and enable the GMGI science team to form collaborations with marine and biotechnology institutes the world over.

Our future newsletters will keep you informed on the building’s progress as well as events in celebration of GMGI’s move to the waterfront. Meanwhile, you can also drive by the site, either via terrestrial or marine frontage!

Demolition begins at 417 Main Street in Gloucester.

Steve Connolly Seafood Company, Gloucester

A snow-covered foundation on the harbor.

A rendering of the new GMGI research institute on Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.

Click here to view the March 2018 Newsletter >>

Marc Vidal, Founder of GMGI, Jim Destino, Senator Bruce Tarr, State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Andrea Bodnar (Science Director), Joe Rosa (Co-Chair Education Advisory Council), Chris Munkholm (COO), Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Jeanne Hennessy, Lee Dellicker (CEO Windover), Peter Gourdeau (Director of Project Development), Greg McIntosh (Architect at Lincoln Architects) and Marc Moschella (Senior Project Manager) come together to break ground at the construction site on Friday February 2nd.

Our mission is to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy.

Gloucester Marine
Genomics Institute

417 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

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