Biotech facilities have very unique needs, so University Research Park turned to Vogel Bros. for the construction of their MG&E Innovation Center. The first building is 50,000 square feet with half of that dedicated to incubator companies specializing in research and development activities. The modular laboratories required specialized HVAC and exhaust equipment. In addition, the building features a shared lab space, machine shop, multi-media training room, conference rooms, office equipment, commons/food service area and reception area.
Two years later, Vogel Bros. completed a two-story expansion that linked Innovation Center II to Center I with an enclosed pedestrian walkway. The fast track design and construction through multiple big packages helped meet the client’s accelerated project schedule. Project included modular laboratories with a 4,000 square foot vivarium facility with space for four independent rodent colonies, cage wash and procedure room.