Trammell Crow for the development of a science campus in Montgomery County

The laboratories at Belward will be built to support BSL Category-2 laboratory functions and will include a deck-to-deck ceiling height of 18 feet in the basement and ground floor, with a height of 16 feet on all other floors. (Drawing sent)

Trammell Crow Company (TCC), a global commercial real estate development company, on Monday unveiled plans to develop The Labs in Belward, a world-class campus in life sciences, in the Shady Grove area of ​​Montgomery County.

The Labs at Belward, located on the Belward campus at Johns Hopkins University, will initially include 757,000 square feet of trophy lab and research and discovery space in three buildings. The project has the potential to grow to approximately 1.6 million square feet in seven buildings. Construction of the first 757,000 square meters will begin in June 2023, and should be completed in early 2025.

The Trammell Crow Company has entered into a 99-year lease of land with Johns Hopkins University for approximately 20.62 acres of its Belward campus. The goal of the TCC is to advance a collective vision for world-class life sciences, research and development, and a biodiscovery campus. This project is another example of the Montgomery County Seneca Grand Science Corridor master plan from 2010 to further create a dynamic living / working community that supports the life sciences industry.

The laboratories at Belward will be built to support BSL Category-2 laboratory functions and will include a deck-to-deck ceiling height of 18 feet in the basement and ground floor, with a height of 16 feet on all other floors. Each building will have outdoor balconies and terraces, as well as exceptional amenities for tenants and accompanying retail.

The project, designed to achieve the LEED Gold standard, will be supported by a secured structured parking lot and will also feature an expansive six-acre public park that will include an amphitheater, recreational grounds and two retail pavilions totaling about 6,000 square feet. The plan also includes activating large wooded buffer areas, setting up several miles of bike and hiking trails, and preserving significant natural elements of the place.

CBRE’s dedicated team of life sciences, locally, nationally and globally, comprehensively manages marketing and leasing for the project.

Gensler acts as the project architect, while the Clark Construction Group serves as the main contractor. Other partners include Soltesz, Inc. (civil), Lerch Early Brewer (land use), James Posey Associates, Inc. (Member of Parliament), Thornton Tomasetti (structural) and OJB (landscape architecture).

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