In the early chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shepley Bulfinch was approached by a plastics injection molding company to develop a space that would directly support the intense demand of their customers in the private sector for products that had already been in production for almost a decade. They were all just screaming, “More! More! More!” The company manufactures a plastic plate that includes a specific technology necessary for COVID testing, so there was a clear immediate need to design and build out a space to manufacture the plastic quickly and efficiently.
The project was an 1,800 square foot renovation of existing storage rooms, office space, and warehouse into a clean room manufacturing space. The project included architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing scopes for the coordination of new mechanical equipment, and utilities being fed to manufacturing equipment.
Fortunately, we were able to hit the ground running: Andrea Hardy, a Shepley Bulfinch architect, had worked on the original build-out of this space and was familiar with the client’s expectations, the building, and requirements of their ISO 8 manufacturing clean room. “This part was a very big deal to us and we were really put at ease knowing we could pick up where the original project had left off,” Vice President of Owner’s company.