Life Science

JM Coull Collaborates on Quanterix Facilities


Bedford, MA – JM Coull (JMC) announced it has been selected by Quanterix as the design-build construction manager for the renovation of two newly-leased facilities in Bedford. These are the fourth and fifth projects completed by JMC for Quanterix including the consolidation of multiple buildings into its Billerica headquarters in 2018.

Quanterix is a healthcare technology development firm that focuses on advancing healthcare through early detection and disease prevention sciences. Quanterix develops and markets digital biomarker analysis devices used by researchers to closely examine critical biomarkers in numerous therapeutic areas, such as oncology, neurology, cardiology, inflammation, and infectious diseases including COVID-19. The company’s customers include academic institutions, clinical research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

Quanterix / Photo by JM Coull

The design, permitting, and guaranteed pricing was completed under JMC’s two-part StartSmart preconstruction process. JMC selected Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects (GRLA), BSC Group for civil, and design-build subcontractors Yankee Sprinkler, North Shore Mechanical Contractors, Lake HVAC, and Interstate Electrical Services for their respective licensed trades.

The two projects in Bedford are in two buildings within the innovation campus known as “Bedford Xchange,” owned by Jumbo Capital, and include office and lab expansions totaling over 82,000sf. The labs include new cold storage, emergency power/stand-by generator, RODI, pH neutralization, vacuum/compressed air, new underground fiberoptics to connect the two buildings, and new dunnage platform with rooftop equipment to support the labs.

“It gives us great satisfaction to have been selected once again by Quanterix to support their continued growth,” stated Andy Coull, president of JMC. “Under the leadership of our project manager, Heather Cobb, we are right on track to complete these important projects on time and within budget which, in the current construction climate, is quite an accomplishment by everyone involved.”