Gates Biomanufacturing Facility

Location: Aurora, Colorado
Client: University of Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus

A design/build project completed by the Saunders and MOA team, the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is a 112,000-square-foot, four-story medical research laboratory and academic facility located within the Science + Technology Park at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. The building is seeking LEED Gold certification.

Developed as a collaboration between the University of Colorado and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility offers an unrivaled range of opportunity to life sciences research and development companies of all sizes, from small start-ups to established industry leaders.

The building houses the University of Colorado Department of Bioengineering, and multiple private biotechnology companies working in collaboration with the University including ClinImmune Labs, Precision Biopsy, and iC42 Clinical Research and Development. This state-of-the-art building is intended to be a blend of educational and private laboratories, which encourage collaboration and cross pollination within the bioscience and biotechnology community. The building is expected to be fully leased a year ahead of schedule.

The project included full design and build out of the interiors with a variety of program spaces including classrooms, study rooms, teaching laboratories, wet and dry laboratories, clean rooms, office space, conference rooms, IT support, cryogenic freezer areas, acid storage, and support areas. Approximately 50 percent of the building is research laboratory space and 50 percent academic and office support.