Octapharma

Lab and Plasma Storage Facility

LOCATION

Charlotte, NC

PROJECT SIZE

90,000 sf

SERVICES PROVIDED

Mechanical
Electrical
Plumbing
Medical Gas
Fire Protection
Lighting

Octapharma

LAB AND PLASMA STORAGE FACILITY

Leach Wallace Associates, Inc. provided professional mechanical and electrical engineering services for the new 90,000 square foot blood plasma testing and storage facility. The core product of the facility is human blood, and plasma, and therefore the facility required a high level of specialty design, equipment and redundancy. Specifically a -35°C freezer warehouse, 0°C plasma processing area, significant wet lab space, and accompanying support space make up the processing sections of the building. The 20,000 square foot freezer warehouse included an automated inventory control and access system with high density shelving and electrically operated crane to store and retrieve samples in a subzero environment. The building also includes 25,000 square feet of administrative space as well as a cafeteria, fitness center, locker rooms, and conference space.