Site Selection for an Advanced Gene Therapy Company
Challenge from the Client
Our client was looking for a new site for their 2000L scale gene therapy manufacturing facility in a very saturated real estate market.
Our Approach & Solution
In a matter of hours/days, IPS created a facility template that could be applied to each site and could flex vertically and horizontally to accommodate varying building geometry. Additionally, IPS develop a greenfield option, all done using 3D technology so that the users could envision the fit into their new home.
Our customer was able to distill the options down to 2 or 3 in order to utilize the driving commercial requirements and location to make a final decision.
We received the following accolade, and proof of our success, as a result of our good work:
"I wanted to send a note to extend my deep appreciation and acknowledgement for the support that you and your organization have provided to us over the past year. We reached an important milestone this week for our new greenfield site.
Your team has provided tireless support over the past year to help us achieve this critical milestone for both our company and our patients. You have earned the respect of our company including that of our executive leadership. Last year, your team helped our organization understand the magnitude of our project and influenced many critical business decisions for the company. This year, you supported me in leading the site assessments, providing invaluable insight to the risks and opportunities, and, ultimately guiding us to what we feel is the best overall location to house our future. Currently, you're leading our design team with a positive result at the Town’s planning board last week and well on our way to an aligned basis of design next month.
In short, your advise and leadership has been paramount to achieving this significant milestone. You are a trusted partner and I look forward to the next phase of our project together." - Senior Director, Global Engineering