By Nick Gilbert
DPR Construction (DPR) has acquired a multi-million dollar contract for managing a regenerative medicine campus construction in Sorrento Mesa on behalf of a major biopharmaceutical company, Advanced BioHealing and Shire with the help of designers from Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects and BioMed Realty Trust, a real estate partner of DPR.
This new campus will develop the operations of Advanced BioHealing, which is the regenerative medicine business of Shire, will also generate the required capacity to meet the demands for its major product, DERMAGRAFT in future, and provide more space and infrastructure for developing new regenerative medicine products.
Jay Leopold, DPR's San Diego office Regional Manager, said that this project will create a number of jobs, including construction jobs for the next two years. The company is privileged to be a part of this project and is expecting to work along with the partners in the project to execute its high performance team strategies and develop a model facility in order to attract biomedical business in San Diego.
Phase I of 150,000 sq. ft will accommodate the company's corporate and administrative functions, manufacturing and other support operations, and commercial operations. Preconstruction and design work are in progress, and the construction work is planned to start in 2013. The building is likely to be occupied by 2014.
DPR Construction, which ranks 13 in Fortune 100 companies list, specializes in higher education projects, advanced technology, corporate office, healthcare and life science. Annual revenue of the company is more than $1 billion.