North­eastern Uni­ver­sity broke ground Friday on its new sci­ence and engi­neering com­plex, a $225 mil­lion project that promises to boost the school’s rep­u­ta­tion as a research insti­tu­tion and bridge Boston’s Rox­bury and Fenway neighborhoods.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was among those who attended the ground­breaking on Columbus Avenue, which will replace a sur­face parking lot near Melnea Cass Boule­vard and the Rug­gles MBTA station.

The project on 3.5 acres is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in the fall of 2016. The six-​​story struc­ture will include lab­o­ra­to­ries and research space, class­rooms, an audi­to­rium and a café.

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