LABORATORY MASTER PLANNING
LOCATION: NEW JERSEY
MARKET SECTOR: SCI-TECH
SIZE: 150,000 SF
To provide master planning services that would support renovation of 150,000 sf of office, laboratories and pilot plan facilities, as well as 250,000 sf of future laboratory space. PS&S provided architectural programming, mechanical and civil engineering support for this effort.
The client was interested in consolidating operation and management functions from other sites with existing functions on site.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
The PS&S team joined the client Building Operations Group to present several options to upper management for final funding approval to carry out the design and construction of renovated and new building projects.
Due to the existing location and sensitive nature of the site, extensive Civil and Environmental studies were also performed. These studies established the design criteria related to the situation of new buildings and/ or additions, which were integral parts of the options presented. These studies revealed different options cost and schedule impacts.
Three basic concepts were presented to management. The first proposed a renovation of existing facilities, including major infrastructure upgrades and double relocation of personnel. The second was a renovation of portions of the existing facilities to provide an 85,000 sf addition to an existing building. The last concept, which was the team’s recommendation, was to build a new state of the art 140,000 sf laboratory facility with existing building renovations. This concept allowed for the future programming of dated existing facilities while providing optimum laboratory and support layouts. PS&S also developed construction cost and schedule information used to assist in the decision and direction taken.