New Brunswick Development Corporation Breaks Ground on Rutgers Translational Research Facility and Medical School

Published 10-29-2021
  • New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub
  • New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub
  • New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub

    Courtesy of the New Brunswick Development Corporation.

  • New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub

    Courtesy of the New Brunswick Development Corporation.

The New Brunswick Development Corporation broke ground in October of 2021 on the New Jersey Innovation & Technology Hub. Catalyzing regional synergies in medical research, education, and healthcare, the $665 million complex will enable tenants including Rutgers University, RWJBarnabas Health, Hackensack Meridian Health, and Princeton University to collaboratively discover new therapies and patient care solutions. The first phase of development will create a 410,000-sf structure housing the Rutgers Translational Research Facility. Accommodating approximately 80 principal investigators, the world-class building will offer biomedical labs and support spaces for up to 800 researchers. The structure will also house NJIT's innovation center with business incubation suites, offices, conference rooms, a maker space, and a multipurpose auditorium. Additionally, Rutgers' Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will relocate to an adjacent 170,000-sf building featuring technology-rich classrooms, teaching labs, and simulation suites. Both facilities are slated for completion in 2024. 

The Hub will be connected to the $750 million Rutgers Cancer Pavilion, which is currently under construction. A planned third structure at the site will provide 500,000 sf of biomedical research space for private companies.