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Genzyme Biosurgery

OFFICE EXPANSION

 

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LOCATION:
Ridgefield, New Jersey

COMPLETED:
February 2010

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:
52,000 sq. ft.

PROJECT SERVICES:
Construction Management

AWARDS:
The initial project is USGBC certified LEED Gold. The second floor office interior space, which was completed after occupancy of the new building, was certified separately as LEED Platinum.

Work was completed on an office and warehouse expansion for Genzyme Biosurgery at their Ridgefield, New Jersey production site. A/E services were provided by PS&S.

To address Genzyme’s growth, the company replaced a single-story administration building with a new four-story, 52,000 sq. ft. facility. The building to be demolished was attached to Genzyme’s main production and warehouse facility, and incorporated access to the main loading dock. Torcon first created a temporary loading dock and then removed the administration building.

The project included the fit-out of office, conference and training spaces on three floors, including an executive office wing, perimeter offices and open landscaping in other areas. Additionally, new facilities were created for functions being relocated from the existing warehouse, including a new cafeteria, human resources, first aid and other ancillary spaces. The fourth floor was completed as shell space for future lab fit-out; however, an 8,000 sq. ft. portion was fit-out by Torcon for additional office space before final completion of the work.

Upon occupancy of the new office building and opening of Genzyme’s new loading dock, Torcon an expansion and renovations to increase warehouse space by 60%. The work encompassed interior demolition followed by utility and systems upgrades to create cGMP warehouse space for raw materials and final product (parenteral liquids). All work was completed with minimum disruption to Genzyme’s ongoing activities.

Torcon also completed an additional program to upgrade the humidification system within the new warehouse.
The building is USGBC certified LEED Gold. The second floor office interior space, which was completed after occupancy of the new building, was certified separately as LEED Platinum.