Skanska USA will complete the AECOM-designed Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Addition on the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, Va.
The primary focus of the new four-story, 140,000-sf building is to provide state-of-the-art research facilities for enhanced biomedical research programs in five major thematic areas. These areas include body device interfaces, brain health and disorders, cardiovascular science, infection diseases and immunology, and metabolism and obesity.
The new facility will house next-generation core instrumentation facilities including those for molecular, cellular, and whole-body imaging, and powerful computing facilities. Wet laboratories requiring direct ventilation and specialized piped utilities for water and various gases, MRI and CT scanning, high-resolution electron microscopy, necropsy, and pathology will also be included. An atrium and multiple green roofs will bring a touch of nature to the addition.
Courtesy of AECOM.
The expansion will connect to the four-story, 152,850-sf Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute via an elevated walkway. “The end result of our efforts will be an expansion of the biomedical research they’ve been conducting, greater learning opportunities for students, and expanded business opportunities for a highly-trained technical work force in the region,” says Greg Peele, Executive Vice President and general Manager of Skanska’s building operations in Virginia/North Carolina, in a release.
The facility is slated for completion by February 2020.