SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BNBuilders (www.bnbuilders.com) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (www.are.com) are pleased to announce the topping out of Vertex Pharmaceuticals' new San Diego laboratory last month. The milestone was recognized with a ceremony at 215 Merryfield Row in Torrey Pines, and attended by BNBuilders' construction crews, Vertex scientists and VIPs, and development executives from Alexandria Real Estate. Alexandria., an S&P 500® company and an urban office REIT, has a longstanding track record of developing Class A properties clustered in life science and technology campuses. BNBuilders is widely known for constructing cutting-edge facilities for worldwide leaders in the biotech and life science industries.
Boston-based Vertex is a biotech company focused on creating transformative medicines for people who have serious diseases and high unmet medical needs. Its San Diego research team was responsible for the discovery of two cystic fibrosis medications, Kalydeco and Orkambi, which were groundbreaking treatments for patients with certain types of the disease.
Vertex's new building in Torrey Pines will be at the heart of San Diego's biotech community. With the expansion, Vertex's research center will double in size from 80,000 to 170,000 square feet, and house 250 employees, up from its current capacity of about 180 people. The company's expansion is an indication of its continued dedication to researching and developing new medicines.
Ross Brown, DBIA, LEED AP, Project Executive at BNBuilders, states, "BNBuilders is honored to be a part of Vertex's breakthrough research for cystic fibrosis and other diseases. We are very pleased that this beautiful new campus will allow their important work to continue to grow, unconstrained by their facility."
Founded in 2000 in Seattle, BNBuilders is a West Coast general contractor that specializes in complex projects for clients in the life science, healthcare, education, commercial, public, multi-family residential, and office sectors. BNBuilders is known for their innovative solutions to highly technical issues, comprehensive preconstruction services, passion for sustainable construction practices, and commitment to safety. With multiple offices in Washington and California, BNBuilders is a leader and preferred contractor on the West Coast. Offices include Seattle, Irvine, and San Diego.
Contact: Beth Binger
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