Philip Morris Center for Research and Technology

Richmond, VA
Owner The Altria Group / Philip Morris USA
General Contractor Hourigan Construction
Schedule Duration 09/2005 to 07/2007
Architect / Engineer HDR/CUH2A
Mechanical Subcontract Value $73MM

Project Overview

The Philip Morris Center for Research and Technology is a 9-story 500,000 square foot building that includes a separate 900-vehicle parking garage, pedestrian walkway, and utilities building, all located in the Virginia Bio-Technology Park in Richmond, VA.  The facility contains research laboratories, offices, building support facilities, a cafeteria, fitness center, company store, collaborative atrium, library, lecture hall, outdoor plaza, and community green space.

This project had a fast-tracked 21 month schedule from project start to certificate of occupancy.

The building was comprised of laboratory and research space with multiple ductwork systems, RO/DI service and laboratory gas, specialty gas, and HVAC piping services. The laboratory and plumbing finishes involved a complete fit out, including fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, and environmental rooms. The facility was conditioned from a new Central Plant facility constructed within the new parking garage.

Bell’s was select for preconstruction Design-Assist services and to perform the mechanical and plumbing systems including the mechanical and plumbing piping, equipment, laboratory services and automatic temperature controls.