ABC | Oct 21, 2019
Georgia State University is moving forward with Phase III of its Science Park on its downtown Atlanta campus.
The Science Park is located at the intersections of Decatur Street, Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, and Piedmont Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The first phase of the complex, the Petit Science Center, opened in 2009. The Research Science Center was the second phase and opened in 2016.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is now seeking to hire a contractor to build the park’s third, 84,100-square-foot building. The total project budget is $84 million, including estimated construction costs of $66,230,000.
It’s estimated that construction will begin next February with completion by December 2021. Architectural firm HOK is designing the building.
Georgia State says the new building will enhance the school’s leadership in global infectious disease research. It will be entirely dedicated to advanced research with a focus on highly infectious diseases, providing critical information for prevention, treatment and future drug and vaccine development.
The building will include highly specialized Biosafety Level 3 and Biosafety Level 4 laboratory space, open laboratories with associated lab support spaces and offices.
To read the state’s request for qualifications and request for sealed bids, click here – https://ssl.doas.state.ga.us/PRSapp/bid-documents/1947200BR-50-1801-CM245833.pdf