Life Science

Erland Completes Life Science Redevelopment

400 Wood Road (Exchange 93) / Photos courtesy of Elisif Photography

Braintree, MA – Erland Construction announced it was selected by Hilco Redevelopment Partners to transform the former Haemonetics headquarters in Braintree.

In collaboration with Balance Architects, Erland removed the building’s existing facade and roof down to its original structure and installed a new 2-story entry, complete building wrap, and a TPO roof. The new exterior envelope features a combination of insulated metal panels, terracotta rain screen with a 12-color gradation, granite cladding and wood composite eaves, and an expansive glass curtainwall system. Utility infrastructure for mechanical, fire protection, and electrical service also received enhancements.

The exterior envelope features a combination of insulated metal panels and terracotta rain screen with a 12-color gradation.

Originally built in 1975, the building has served multiple functions, including office, R&D, lab, manufacturing and distribution space, and it was the headquarters of Haemonetics for more than 40 years. Now the building has transformed into a modern state-of-the-art facility with 80,446sf of open lab space and 73,154sf of cGMP manufacturing space designed to meet the unique needs of today’s biomanufacturing companies.

The building has been upgraded with power capabilities that can handle typical cGMP requirements; there are more than 30 watts per sq. ft. available at the property. Additionally, the parking area was completely overhauled with new bituminous asphalt paving, vertical granite curbing and landscaping. Construction took 11 months to complete.

“We’re proud to be a part of transforming this building into a space that better serves the needs of its future tenants,” said Jay Sturdivant, advanced technology/life sciences group manager for Erland. “It’s been a great partnership from the start. The collective efforts of the entire project team immensely contributed to the success of creating an environment that will facilitate groundbreaking research and development.”

“Erland’s ability to dive right in and get to know us strengthened our communication and improved the project’s overall efficiency,” said Jeff Laurin, vice president, design & redevelopment, Hilco Redevelopment Partners. “Their responsiveness and direction not only kept the renovation and repositioning on track but also simplified the decision-making process for us.”