Charles River Labs

Charles River Laboratories provides research models and laboratory animal support services, pre-clinical services, and clinical services to the biomedical market, and are focused on improving human and animal health by becoming the premier global company advancing the search for drugs from discovery through market approval.

Integral Group was retained by Charles River Laboratories to provide M/E/P design/build services for their Pre-clinical Research Services West Coast Operations. This new 350,000 ft² research and vivarium facility is custom-designed for optimal work flow which enables flexible and more rapid study starts for both discovery and development programs.

The facility contains 230,000 ft² of mixed species vivarium with animal holding rooms and anti-rooms. Additionally, 120,000 ft² are allocated to research laboratory and support services. This facility has a central manifold supply and exhaust systems with heat reclaim and a 2,200 ton central cooling plant and 2,400 BHT high pressure steam plant.

Integral Group’s ability to collaborate with the architects, real estate developers, owners and user groups, in such a complex project was essential in Charles River Laboratories’ decision to award this project to Integral Group.

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