Sweetwater provides the industry with comprehensive expertise in research, development and test lab and cleanroom projects for biopharma, life sciences, hospital, electronics, defense development, and manufacturing facilities.
SERVICES: Preconstruction, Construction Management
DESIGN: Ben Horten Architecture, The Rock Brook Consulting Group
Sweetwater constructed this 9,000 square-foot clean room GMP manufacturing space, meeting ISO 7 and ISO 8 requirements while covering radiation safety requirements. To accommodate the tight constraints of the area, a 7,000 square-foot steel mezzanine was built on top of the clean room space to house AHU’s, chillers, boilers, switchgear, etc.
A new 5,000 square-foot pharmacy area at this location was later created with ISO Class 7 space contains a gowning room and ISO 8 anteroom, technical corridors and storage.
SERVICES: Design-Build, Construction Management
ARCHITECT: JacobsWyper Architects - Philadelphia, PA
The base requirement for this space was 2 chemistry labs with 16 fume hoods each, a mixture of 6 to 8-foot benchtop and walk-in hoods. Additional scope included 2 exterior hazardous waste buildings with galvanized steel stairs, ramps, a new mechanical equipment building and new restrooms.
These hood-intensive laboratories required significant mechanical and electrical infrastructure due to the massive airflow required and the tight temperature and humidity requirements.
In addition to managing the construction, Sweetwater’s role included managing the design and the County Planning and Zoning process.
DESIGN TEAM: Ben Horten Architecture & Design - Randolph, NJ
Sweetwater and the Team performed the design and construction of a 140,000 square foot expansion, along with 1,600 square feet of renovations to the existing cafeteria and kitchen. Included is a cGMP validated, 55,000 square-foot manufacturing floor. The remaining space houses office functions, electromechanical and wet labs, and a GMP warehouse. The scope also includes site work to accommodate additional parking requirements, replacement of lost parking, and revised entrance to the site.
Sweetwater managed the entire site plan approval process with local township. This Economic Development Authority project attained LEED Silver certification.
ARCHITECT: Ben Horten Architecture - Randolph, NJ
SERVICES: Design-Build, General Contracting
Sweetwater performed selective interior demolition and construction to create ISO 7 manufacturing and warehouse space for this bovine vascular graft manufacturer. The 3,000 square-foot project included a Class 10,000 clean room for small-scale manufacturing with 10 workstations, each equipped with purified water user points. Additional areas include gowning and utility, workroom, shipping/receiving, and warehouse with warming walk-in box. Also featured is a walkable ceiling with isolated plenum cavity, and HEPA unit with dedicated indoor AHU and humidifier.
All rooms were designed and built to cGMP standards, with seamless sheet vinyl, epoxy coating, gasketed tiles and fixtures, stainless steel work surfaces, clean room doors, and pass-throughs.
SERVICES: Construction Management
DESIGN: G3 Architects, The Rock Brook Consulting Group
Sweetwater constructed this first-class two-story, 13,000 square-foot addition to the current headquarters building. The space contains executive offices, boardroom, an expanded cafeteria, and elevator. Also included was a complete HVAC analysis of the existing R&D facility to design supplemental make-up air and dehumidification to the Class 100 clean room, and the rest of the facility.
SERVICES: General Contracting
ARCHITECT: SNS Architects & Engineers, PC - Montvale, NJ
DESCRIPTION: This 70,000 square-foot Project Synergy relocation of the North American headquarters included two major parts – a 62,000 square-foot renovation of office and laboratory space in Building 2 and approximately 8,200 square feet of storage space in Building 3. The technical portion of the alterations included formulation, bio, actives, technology, testing and cosmetics labs, with ante, microscopy, air compression and weatherometer rooms to support.
SERVICES: General Contracting
ARCHITECT: Farrell Partnership - Somerset, NJ
DESCRIPTION: Complete demolition of 14,300 square feet of office and warehouse space, with extensive saw cutting of slab for laboratory sanitary tie-in. Construction work consisted of new partitions, drop ceilings, interior vision panels, epoxy floor coating, LED fixtures, new panels and transformers and fire alarm and sprinklers. Finished offices, warehouse racking, laboratories (organic synthesis lab, polymer lab, kilo lab, instrument lab, wet lab, applications lab, sample lab, raw material storage and pail-off room). Additional requirements included 3 RTUs, lab case work and 9 lab hoods and exhausts. Lab gases (nitrogen, hydrogen, helium and vacuum) are accessible from all lab benches and lab hoods.