A project will soon begin to renovate the two remaining unoccupied buildings at the NCRC. Floors 1 through 3 of Buildings 20 East and 25 will be fully renovated allowing 100% utilization of the NCRC. The project will provide 50 to 60 new state of the art laboratory units, new faculty and student office space, an improved access connector between Building 10 and Buildings 20E, 25 and 26, upgraded restrooms, new break areas, and conference rooms. A three story atrium will be constructed linking Buildings 20E, 25 and 26 creating an expansive new collaboration space. In total 185,000 square feet of wet lab, office and support space will be created.
Although major work will begin in June 2018, some site preparation is already underway, including adding temporary contractor parking on the former site of Building 50. The project will require Buildings 20E and 25 to be temporarily partitioned off on floors 1 through 3 and will also require the closure of restrooms and break areas in Building 20E for the duration of the project. Access between Buildings 26 and 20W will be available via the ground floor, as will access between Buildings 10/18 and Buildings 20/26. Courtyards between Buildings 10 and 20, and Buildings 20 and 28 will remain open as weather permits. Maps and directional signage will be provided showing alternative pedestrian routes and restroom locations (see below maps). Break area locations are being determined and will be communicated at a later date.
The Medical School Facilities Team would like to thank members of the NCRC Community in advance for their patience. This exciting project will contribute toward making NCRC an even more vibrant and exciting research environment, opening doors to further partnerships, collaborations and discoveries.
Further communications will be issued as the project progresses. Construction is anticipated to conclude toward the end of 2019.