BOSTON-The city’s emerging Seaport District is about to land a plum office tenant, as Jacobs Engineering Group is preparing to take down 75,000 sf at 343 Congress St. Sources say the internationally known engineering firm has committed to the five-story building, which is owned by Berkeley Investments and already houses one of Jacob’s local affiliates, Edwards & Kelsey.

“They want everyone under one roof,” a source tells in explaining that Jacobs would relocate its Carter Burgess team from Charlestown and another group presently at 2 Center Plaza in Boston’s Government Center. Carter Burgess was acquired by Pasadena, CA-based Jacobs Engineering last autumn, while Jacobs had previously taken over Edwards & Kelsey and a company that held the Center Plaza lease. All of the groups are involved in the architectural, engineering and design sectors, with Jacobs today employing nearly 50,000 people and generating revenues last year in excess of $8 billion.

According to sources, the lease could be completed in the next week or two. Jacobs is supposedly looking to extend its Edwards & Kelsey lease that has that entity occupying about 25,000 sf on the second floor, while the relocated operations would be on the fourth and fifth floors. In an unrelated deal, tenant Ember Corp. will move from 343 Congress St. into 17,000 sf at a nearby Fort Point Channel building as part of a sublease with Thomson Financial Corp.

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