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Manufacturing and Research Facility
Location: Horsham, PA
Project Size: 37,500 SF
Design Team:
   ■  MEP-FP: Integrated Project Services, Inc.
   ■  Structural Engineer: Mainstay Engineering Group, Inc.
   ■  Construction Manager: Cyma Builders & Construction Managers
   ■  Furniture: Davies Office
Johnsrud Architects is excited to announce the substantial completion of the first phase of a 2-phase Manufacturing and Research Development project.

This renovation project developed a strategic relocation and expansion plan for a new client experiencing a great deal of growth and transition. The client’s three separate suites were previously undersized for their intended use. The Phase 1 design relocated and duplicated the critical production lines to the new facility for efficiency, redundancy, and expansion opportunities while leveraging existing tenant space in their current location. The client is a diverse manufacturing and research development company that specializes in the production of lubricious hydrophilic coatings for medical devices, as well as the development of reproductive technologies. With production demands continually increasing, a new space was a priority effort for the year, but was broken down into two (2) phases due to the client’s immediate needs and project costs.

Phase 1 included the manufacturing areas, called the Basecoat and Topcoat production lines, as well as their support space, which included an office area, large break room, and main entrance lobby. All essential building core elements and functions were fit out during this initial phase as well, such as the warehouse, cold storage, packaging, fire protection, mechanical equipment, and toilet core.

Phase 2 will be constructed in 2017 and is to include the Reproduction Technology, Coating Services, and Research & Development departments. Initial ideas within this space include an Innovation Center for scientist collaboration, as well as loading dock and ‘back of house’ functions. The client will maintain operation out of their existing building suites for the indefinite future to maintain redundancy across all product lines.

Other key design elements included:

   ■  Designed and implemented conceptual layouts through construction administrative services
   ■  Programming efforts such as Process Flow, Equipment, and Chemical criteria
   ■  Coordination with consultants for structural integrity of the newly leased facility
   ■  Environmental sustainability through cost-effective and recycled furniture solutions