New Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Square Footage: 120,000
CRB performed basic and detailed design for a greenfield biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The project entailed a mixed use of manufacturing and support spaces, warehousing, labs and offices. This highly collaborative project included designing for flexibility to add additional process suites to meet future manufacturing needs.

CRB was part of a collaborative, coordinated effort with the landlord’s core and shell team. The cold shell was designed and constructed in conjunction with Atara’s tenant improvement, which created additional opportunities for improved construction coordination and build-to-suit tweaks.

At the start of the project, CRB provided expert regulatory review of the manufacturing layout. CRB’s lab planning experts created a vibrant, engaging, state-of-the-art research space using a modular flexible approach.

The adaptive lab design allows flexibility to meet the needs of the labs today and in the future.

The facility was designed with the ability to easily add additional process suites within the current manufacturing area boundary. Mechanical and process utilities were designed to allow for uninterrupted production during the build-out expansion of the additional suites.

Deliverables included a detailed 3-D Revit model, piping and instrumentation diagrams, equipment specifications, piping design and phased construction packages to meet the aggressive schedule. CRB also provided process staff augmentation to assist the owner in equipment management of owner-furnished equipment as part of the new facility.
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