Project Fact

The Drug Development Launch Rig housed in the Annex is the first in the world of its kind and was built, assembled and tested in Belgium before being disassembled and shipped to the US for reassembly by a joint OEM/CM team.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Annex Research Facility

Boston, MA

Project

The Annex facility houses the first continuous drug development rig in the world, as well as supporting warehouse, lab, and office space. The Annex was built in a never before tenanted portion of a multi-tenant 2 story commercial building in the Seaport District. BIM was utilized to coordinate existing conditions, new systems, and the development rig which was purchased from a manufacturer in Belgium.

Size

100,000 SF

Completion

2013

Duration

2 years

Team
Owner
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Architect
M+W
General Contractor
Suffolk Construction
Structural
LeMessurier
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