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Spring House Innovation Park

Lab-Ready: Former manufacturing site transformed into state-of-the-art life science office park

“Our strategy with the redevelopment of SHIP is to create the premier location for life science research by delivering state-of-the-art research facilities in a highly amenitized campus environment.”
Steve Purpura, President of Beacon Capital Partners

The former Rohm and Haas 133-acre manufacturing campus was redeveloped into a state-of-the-art innovation park for life science tenants. To update existing structures into lab-ready office spaces, 11 buildings were evaluated for renovation feasibility, select demolition, structural reinforcement, MEP system updates, and built-to-suit laboratory environments.

DCI+MacINTOSH Engineers oversaw the structural renovation scope for the buildings. The team accommodated for new wall and floor penetrations or infills; designed new core and shell systems, elevator shafts, lobby spaces, and entrances; designed floor systems to a load capacity of 100 lbs/sf; and detailed framing support for new rooftop units.

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Springhouse, Pennsylvania
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2, 3
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Commercial, Life Science & Laboratory, Seismic/Adaptive Renovation, Tenant Improvements
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Concrete, Steel, Masonry

Project Highlights

  • For one of the buildings, the project team converted a low roof area into a new interior space.
  • Designed a new exterior stair tower for one building.
  • Designed a new lobby vestibule.
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Steven Krumenacker

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Joseph Briscella

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