Richmond Completes Cubist HQ Expansion

Lexington, MA – The Richmond Group has completed the expansion of Cubist Pharmaceuticals’ headquarters in Lexington. Richmond managed the design/build project, which provides an additional 104,000sf of laboratory space for Cubist’s staff focused on the development of antibiotics and acute care products.

Due to site restrictions and the existing building’s footprint, the most cost effective solution for expansion was to build vertically. Richmond oversaw the planning and construction of two floors of laboratory, administration, and technical support space, a new central utility plant, a new mechanical penthouse, and renovations to existing laboratories on the building’s first floor. The project also incorporated a pre-cast 299-car parking garage.

High-efficiency plumbing and light fixtures, distribution-controlled heating and cooling systems and updated mechanical equipment combine to offset the constant operations of the lab facility, which is designed to LEED® Silver certification.

Other project team members include R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. and Olson Lewis + Architects, Highpoint Engineering, Goldstein-Milano, and Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc.

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