By Nik Bandak
Something cool is taking off in Miramar, and we’re not talking about the Air Station. San-Diego-based biotech company BioLegend has purchased an 8.0 acre campus for its future headquarters in Miramar at Terman Court, just north of the Miramar Air Station. The global manufacturer of antibodies and reagents is targeting future growth, and the Hughes Marino Construction Management team is proud to be part of it.
BioLegend, which has grown steadily since 2002 when it started as a local San Diego company, now has operations in Europe, Taiwan and Japan. In support of this growth, the company identified a need to expand its corporate headquarters and increase research labs, office space, and order fulfillment beyond its current San Diego footprint. Hughes Marino CM will be managing the design, permitting, bidding and construction of improvements, while also coordinating with governmental agencies throughout the entitlements process.
The project, which will be completed in several phases, will center on a possible new, four-story building combining research lab space and executive offices, while offering employee amenities.
In addition to the main building, which is expected to be built from the ground up, three existing buildings onsite are expected to be overhauled to create additional lab and office space, plus a new order fulfillment center. A fourth building is planned to be demolished to make room for a parking structure to be built in its place.
Currently Phase 1 of the project is underway. Hughes Marino CM, architect Delawie and general contractor Wieland are working on the tenant improvements of an existing 40,000 SF, two-story building, which will house research labs and office space. Phase 1 will be completed in October, at which point BioLegend will begin moving in phases out of its current facility in Sorrento Mesa. Additional project phases are envisioned over the next three years, with the entire campus slated to be completely finished in late 2019.
Be on the lookout for more updates on this exciting project from the Hughes Marino CM team, as we work to turn BioLegend’s vision into reality.
Nik Bandak is a vice president of Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate company specializing in project management, tenant representation and building purchases, with offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Contact Nik at 1-844-NO-CONFLICT or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.