Dallas County has seen the region make great strides in a growing biotech boom. And now the county is making its own bid to be a key player—by developing a $52 million, 75,000 square-foot bio lab and life science building at the northern edge of the Southwestern Medical District.
The building will be the new home of Dallas County Health and Human Services’ Public Health Laboratory.
Citing a Dallas County Commissioners Court briefing, the Dallas Business Journal reported that the building will feature a build-to-suit, bio-safety level 3 facility.
To be located on 1.6 acres at 1400 W. Mockingbird Lane, the building is designed by Houston architect firm Page Southerland Page. Dallas-based Beck Construction has been tapped to be the general contractor. International investment manager Amber Infrastructure Group and DeSoto-based Integrated Project Solutions will oversee the project, the DBJ said, adding that funding for the project is coming out of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
When the new bio lab and life science building opens in early 2026, it will have lots of groundbreaking neighbors in North Texas—from the Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park to the recently announced TxS District in Plano, a proposed 200-acre life sciences development in Plano that could eventually create over 4 million square feet of lab, office, and therapeutic production space.
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