Fitzsimons Innovation Community Breaks Ground on Cell and Gene Therapy Center

Published 9-6-2021
  • Fitzsimons Innovation Community - Bioscience 5
  • Fitzsimons Innovation Community
  • Fitzsimons Innovation Community
  • Fitzsimons Innovation Community - Bioscience 5

    Courtesy of Fitzsimons Innovation Community.

  • Fitzsimons Innovation Community

    Courtesy of Tryba Architects.

  • Fitzsimons Innovation Community

    Courtesy of Tryba Architects.

The Fitzsimons Innovation Community broke ground in August of 2021 on Bioscience 5 in Aurora, Colo. Strategically located next to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the 90,000-sf building will enable biomedical and pharmaceutical tenants to manufacture next-generation cell and gene therapy products on a commercial scale. Saunders Construction is the general contractor for the highly flexible facility, which is slated for occupancy in spring of 2022.

Located on a redeveloped army base, the 125-acre Fitzsimons Innovation Community is a fully integrated ecosystem accommodating early-stage, emerging, and established companies. Tryba Architects provided master planning, architectural, and interior design services for the campus, which represents a partnership between the city of Aurora, the University of Colorado, and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority. The addition of Bioscience 5 brings the total amount of square footage under management to 429,000.