Celera Medicinal Chemistry Building

South San Francisco, California

Celera develops and commercializes diagnostic tests that identify disease risk and helps physicians and patients manage disease development.

Howell Electric was selected to provide pre-construction services, electrical engineering, electrical construction, fire alarm systems, flammable gas monitoring systems, data & communications infrastructure for Celera’s 50,000 sf three-story ground-up medicinal chemistry building.

This facility features: 24,000 sf of chemistry laboratories, 18,000 sf of research support offices, 5,000 sf equipment areas, NMR suites, lyophilizer suites, pilot production areas, crystallography labs, large x-ray lab, mass spectrometry lab, glass wash area, and multiple hazardous chemical storage areas.

The MEP systems consisted of a 3,000 Amp 480 Volt electrical service, 300 KW emergency generator, 800 Amp 480 Volt motor control center, 80 KW UPS, 80-8’ fume hoods, 2-200 Ton air cooled chillers, 4-60 HP air handlers, 1-40 HP emergency exhaust fan, 10-20 HP exhaust fans, 6-7.5 CHWP pumps, 2-gas fired boilers, large capacity CDA, VAC, N2, & H2 generation system, and LEL flammable vapor detection system.

Project Details

  • Architect
    CAS Architects, Inc.
  • Construction Manager
    Ypex Technologies
  • Engineer
    Howell Electric
  • Construction
    $19,400,000.00
  • Electrical
    $1,610,000.00


Special Features

  • Ground-up Three-story 50,000 sf Medicinal Chemistry Building
  • 80-8’ Fume Hoods
  • 3,000 Amp Electrical Service

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