Life Science

HPNE Completes Bioprocessing Facility


Smithfield, RI – Pariseault Builders recently completed substantial renovations to deliver a new state-of-the-art facility for High Purity New England (HPNE), a supplier of single use solutions for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Representatives say the project greatly benefited from an integrated approach with n|e|m|d architects and the collaborative efforts yielded a facility that was strategically built to drive down industry lead times and engineered to accelerate HPNE’s output.

Pariseault Builders worked with HPNE’s team to ensure the 27,000sf of clean room and lab environments, manufacturing space, distribution center, and additional office space provided a new and elite workplace for HPNE to provide their customers with the assemblies they require. The specialized scope called for the architectural, engineering, and construction teams to provide significant preconstruction support regarding the MEP/FP components of the project. “Having delivered so many hospital projects over the years certainly helps our efforts in the biopharma and science and technology space,” said Pariseault’s president, Brian Casey. “We deliver anywhere from 60-80 medical projects each year of varying complexities, so labs/cleanrooms, and pretty much all sensitive spaces are somewhat of a niche for us.”

In addition to a new 8,000sf cleanroom space, the building now offers a number of other features for the company including a mezzanine level, an extensive laboratory featuring four suites, an auditorium, a mock cleanroom for onboarding employees to practice gowning and S.O.P. training, and two floors of warehouse space for materials and finished goods. The facility also had additional office space fit out to provide community space to industry and local organizations such as the Boys & Girls’ Club of RI and RI Bio.

This specialty manufacturing and distribution center facility is HPNE’s third such facility and the newly completed space has increased their manufacturing capacity substantially.