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  • 500,000 SF
  • $125,000,000
  • 2005 - Laboratory of the Year
NOVARTIS INSTITUTES FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, INC.

Global Research Headquarters

NOVARTIS INSTITUTES FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, INC.
Cambridge, Massachusetts


MEP Engineering and Commissioning Services for this 500,000 SF fit-out of a former candy factory to house laboratory space for Novartis’ Human Genetics / Core Technology, Chemistry, Biology, and Oncology programs. Project houses a 40,000 SF, multiple-level, barrier-type vivarium with ventilated rack and basement cagewash facilities; NMR / Mass Spectrometer suites with UPS and emergency power; a Hydrogenation room; Optics Lab and limited robotics processing. Building also includes a 6-story atrium space with four glass elevators and a large smoke evacuation system, as well as cyber interactive public spaces and circulation zones. HVAC System was designed as a glycol heat recovery system with high dilution fans, custom built air handling units and variable volume fume hoods throughout. Project also includes a separate Amenities Building – renovation of the original factory’s existing boiler plant – to house a kitchen / café, meeting rooms and large auditorium.

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