Tufts University Builds Regional Biocontainment Laboratory

Published 7-9-2008

Tufts University is building the $25.9 million Regional Biocontainment Laboratory in North Grafton, Mass. Part of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the facility is funded in part by $19.35 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The 38,000-gsf facility is sited on 5.4 acres in the Grafton Science Park and will include 23,290-sf of mechanical and basement space. Designed by Flad Architects, the laboratory will house 649-sf of BSL-2 space and 8,480-sf of BSL-3 space, including laboratory, vivarium, and vivarium support. Construction began in September of 2007 with completion slated for spring of 2009.