Maugel Architects announced the completion of the 27,000 SF addition to the Bio-Techne life science facility in Devens. Bio-Techne is a leading supplier of high quality and innovative tools for life science research, therapeutic manufacturing, and clinical diagnostics.
Located at 7 Jackson Road, the construction of the new, single story addition provides the company with much-needed laboratory, manufacturing and warehouse space. In 2011, Maugel had previously designed 45,000 SF of laboratory, manufacturing, and corporate offices for Bionostics at the same Devens location.
The new space is broken into three areas: shipping, storage and warehouse, and manufacturing. Before construction could begin Construction Manager, Connolly Brothers of Beverly, Mass., had to relocate gas and fiber optic lines to secure the footprint. Due to COVID-19, the plant providing the brick veneer for the exterior of the building shut down and never reopened. Connolly had to find another product to match the existing brick building.
Located in Central Massachusetts, Devens is a 4,400 acre mixed-use community and an award winning model for military base reuse. After serving as the U.S. Army’s New England headquarters for 79 years, Fort Devens was closed in 1996. Mass Development purchased the property and, with financial support from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, redeveloped Devens into a sustainable and diverse mixed-use community.
The project team includes owner, 8 Jackson Road LLC; architect, Maugel Architects; construction manager, Connolly Brothers; civil engineer, Meisner Brem; structural engineer, TFM Structural Engineers; electrical, Leonard Electric; plumbing, Moran Plumbing; HVAC, Tech Mechanical; and sprinkler, Ideal Fire Protection.