Site of bluebird's new headquarters at 455 Grand Union Blvd, Assembly Row (Photo credit: Aram Boghosian)

Fresh off cor­po­rate split, blue­bird bio plots new hy­brid head­quar­ters at Somerville's As­sem­bly Row

Re­coup­ing from a se­ries of set­backs for its gene ther­a­py busi­ness, blue­bird bio suc­cess­ful­ly bi­sect­ed it­self ear­li­er this week as part of a big re­brand around ge­net­ic dis­ease. Now, with its fu­ture still in the wind, blue­bird has found a new nest.

Blue­bird has signed a lease for a new 61,000 square-foot head­quar­ters at As­sem­bly Row in Somerville, MA, that the new­ly stripped-down biotech en­vi­sions as its hy­brid home base of the fu­ture af­ter spin­ning off its on­col­o­gy busi­ness ear­li­er this week.

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