• Client:Sanofi Pasteur
  • Location:Swiftwater, PA
  • Architect:Stantec Consulting
  • Project Duration::20 Months

Vaccine Development Laboratory Fitout and Addition

Irwin & Leighton was chosen as the Construction Manager for Sanofi Pasteur’s Vaccine Development Laboratory Fitout and Addition project. The ±15,000 SF Vaccine Development Laboratory, constructed to aid in the development of influenza vaccines, includes biologic safety laboratories (BSLs) Class 3 and Class 1. Class 3 laboratories are those used to work with the most hazardous of materials and organisms.

The ±3,000 SF Escalator Addition connects two buildings at substantially different elevations. The addition houses a 70-foot-long escalator which was designed to improve personnel flow between the buildings as well as to provide safer conditions in the event of a building evacuation.

Key Highlights:

Built in an occupied facility around tight site constraints

Coordination of curtain wall clerestory, metal panels, flashing, etc.

New AHUs and chillers installed, “rigged” through existing facilities

Extensive mechanical and electrical work

Project Duration: 20 Months

Contract Type: Guaranteed Maximum Price/Construction Management

Architect: Stantec Consulting