A new 135,000-square-foot lab and office building may be coming to the Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park. The two-story expansion—Bridge Labs—would be located adjacent to the 37,000-square-foot BioLabs facility, which opened in 2022.
The Pegasus Park campus serves as an epicenter for North Texas’ life science ecosystem. The new building would offer “the first institutional-quality space” in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to new marketing materials from Pegasus Park and JLL.
Expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2024, Bridge Labs will feature institutional-quality life science specifications including upgraded power, HVAC, and gas service, per the document. Member companies can have the advantage of having access to approximately $4 million worth of state-of-the-art scientific equipment.
Purpose-built shell lab space plus spec suites
The materials, which were shared by BioNTX in a newsletter last week, said the project will deliver “best-in-class” purpose-built shell lab space plus spec suites ranging from 4,526 square feet to 7,722 square feet. The spec suites being built will devote 60% of their square footage to open lab space, and 40% to functional office space.
The building will have prebuilt lab amenities including a shared glass wash, autoclave, lab waste, and chemical storage areas. It also will have 100,000 square feet of shared amenity spaces on the 23-acre Pegasus Park campus, materials said.
The Pegasus Park campus can accommodate roughly 1 million square feet of future on-site development, according to the development.
Amenities appear abundant, too. Campuswide amenities and features include 16,000 square feet of conference space, outdoor meeting space with fire pits, monthly concerts and events, a state-of-the-art fitness center, 24/7 security, and access to fiber-optic data connectivity among other things.
Wellness features include adjacency to a city park with a walking path and pond, bike and scooter storage, access to yoga classes, and future on-site connections to the Trinity Strand Trail, the Katy Trail, and the Trinity River hiking and walking paths.
The life science ecosystem at Pegasus Park currently includes UT Southwestern, TAYSHA Gene Therapies, McKesson, Health Wildcatters, Colossal, ReCode, etiraRX, and BioNTX, per the document.
Pegasus Park also recently announced that SMU will open an Institute for Computational Biosciences at Pegasus Park’s biotech and life sciences hub. The institute its researchers will focus on bio scientific discoveries, leveraging tech and computational algorithms.
The story was updated on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with updated information.
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