Virginia BioTechnology Research Park Richmond, VA

20' Panels Protect and Conceal Mechanical Equipment

  • Details:21,665 s.f. of SlenderWall System Panels and 16,334 s.f. Heavy Architectural Panels 20-ft tall SlenderWall Panels used to enclose large mechanical equipment required for the laboratory
  • Finish:White architectural precast concrete mix with light acid wash
  • Architect:McKinney & Company; Ashland, VA
  • Owner:Virginia BioTechnology Research Park Authority; Richmond, VA
  • Contractor:The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; Richmond, VA
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Built in 1995, the Virginia Biotechnology Center has served as an incubator for dozens of life sciences companies. It is at the heart of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, a dynamic and growing life sciences community and is home to nearly 60 life science companies, research institutes, state/federal laboratories and is adjacent to Virginia Commonwealth University, a "Top 100" life sciences research center. The building is equipped with 10 wet laboratory/office suites, a shared lab, and 22 private offices for companies not needing a wet lab. All companies using the building have access to common equipment, meeting rooms and other shared facilities such as conference rooms, copiers, mailboxes and common reception.