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Erland Completes Lab/Office Building for EMD Serono

Collaborative workspaces within EMD Serono's Horizon Building / Photos by Andy Caulfield Photography

Billerica, MA – Erland Construction, in collaboration with FMC, PM Group, and INTEC Group, Inc., has completed a new 149,000sf office and lab building on EMD Serono’s growing Research & Development campus in Billerica.

EMD Serono’s Horizon Building

The team worked closely with BR+A, BSC Group, and LeMessurier to design and complete the project with an emphasis on reducing or eliminating occupational hazards and risks, an initiative known as “Prevention through Design.”

Dubbed the Horizon Building, the 4-story facility is designed to provide EMD Serono employees with a vibrant environment to continue shaping the advancement of specialty pharmaceuticals. The building houses flexible lab and open-concept office spaces, conference rooms, huddle areas, and a new cafe for the campus.

Flexible lab space within the Horizon Building

“We’re incredibly proud to be involved in this exceptional project and look forward to seeing all the great projects that will be researched and developed in this building,” said Jay Sturdivant, Erland’s advanced technology/life sciences group manager.

Representatives say the vision and purpose of the Horizon Building underscores the value EMD Serono places on fostering innovation and collaboration among its employees. Reflecting on EMD Serono’s commitment to the health and safety of its employees and its global sustainability strategy, the building has been designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold and WELL Platinum certification.

“The relationship between EMD Serono and Erland is based on trust and open communication. The core values we uphold at Erland align with those at EMD Serono, and this is a vital attribute of our ongoing partnership,” said Sturdivant.