construction proved challenging because
of the lab’s shape and location. To provide
equipment installation access and to eliminate future access issues in the finished
lab space, Consigli modified a cleanroom
gowning area by adding a new set of double doors, allowing the space to be easily
re-purposed into a loading area without
any long-term impact on the operation of
the adjacent cleanroom.
Consigli incorporated finishes to the lab
that met the Gateway standards, while also
incorporating new technology and furnishings, including adjustable workstations, low
cubicles and LED lighting to ensure the space
was accessible and provided efficiencies.
WPI research teams currently occupy
the lab, and the combination of maximized
space, flexibility and natural light have
turned a dark, vacant basement into a
As Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences
at Consigli Construction Co. Inc., Brian
Hamilton leads a specialized team dedicated
to maintaining the company’s standard
of excellence and reputation as a partner
with leaders in the life sciences and health
care industries throughout the entire
New England region including Maine,
Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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The natural light from skylights makes the lab feel like it is above ground.
Consigli installed new skylights that provide ample lighting, which is not common in a basement.