Project SHORE (Shire Operations for Regenerative Expansion) was master planned to be a new build-to-suit campus for Shire’s Regenerative Medicine Business Unit and provide increased commercial production capacity of Dermagraft, a dermal substitute approved for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, along with future capacity for other products. The master plan includes an ultimate build out of up to 850,000 square feet on 28 acres.
Phase 1 of the project comprised two buildings totaling 350,000 square feet. The Technical Operations Building includes Manufacturing, Laboratory, Warehouse, Distribution, and Central Utility space. A Commercial Operations Building was designed to house Administrative Offices, a Full-Service Cafeteria, a Fitness Center, a Training Room and Conference Rooms. A pedestrian tunnel with enhanced artwork was designed to safely connect the two parcels underneath the road.
The project was developed using a High Performance Team (HPT) with the owner, project managers, contractors, sub-contractors, architects and engineers co-located in a large trailer complex on the site. This supported a highly coordinated team effort with a mission statement and core values created by the HPT Board of Directors to foster trust and guide the culture of the entire project team. This team utilized a very high level of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to improve coordination of building systems and utilize best practices for efficient project delivery.
FPBA processed over 20 permits to support the fast-tracked schedule including overall entitlements, grading, steel frame, tunnel, shell and tenant improvement building permits. Although the project construction ended before completion, design documentation was fully complete and many of the High Performance Team methodologies were tested during the first phases of construction. This project will be a model for project delivery excellence in the industry.