Laboratory Production Facility
MORRISVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Invitae’s first East Coast laboratory will be in the former Morrisville Outlet Mall, now re-developed and named “The Stitch”. This tenant upfit will provide Invitae with a 125,000-SF laboratory production facility in its first phase with an additional 125,000 SF for future expansion. The proposed design for phase one includes labs and lab support, mechanical systems, shipping/receiving, open offices, conference and huddle rooms, training areas, administrative support, building core spaces, and amenities such as a coffee bar, café, gym, and interior and exterior courtyards for gathering.
This site will be dedicated to the expansion of Invitae’s operations so it can continue to meet the growing demand for genetic testing services globally. As a leading medical genetics company, Invitae’s mission is to make genetic information affordable and accessible for billions of people. Once fully operational, the facility will significantly expand Invitae’s testing capacity, meeting and exceeding the capacity currently housed in the company’s San Francisco facility.
35 North was selected by Invitae as the Design-Builder for this project. 35 North is providing end-to-end services including programming, design development, construction management, and commissioning in pursuit of Invitae’s quick-to-market aspirations. Our execution strategy includes all aspects of designing and delivering the laboratory production facility to Invitae.
We leveraged our relationships in the life sciences sector in RTP to select prime design and construction firms, specialty subcontractors, and preferred vendors best suited for the job. We also identified cost-saving strategies and value engineering alternatives to meet Invitae’s needs.