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Lyell LyFE Manufacturing Center

Lyell LyFE Manufacturing Center | Bothell, Washington

DPR converted two existing shipping warehouses to state-of-the-art cGMP manufacturing facilities for Lyell Immunopharma. The project included laboratories, office, collaboration, and manufacturing spaces which support immunotherapy for cancer.

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The warehouse to lab/office conversion totaled approximately 72,518 sq. ft. and included a 44,718-sq.-ft. laboratory and manufacturing facility which supports immunotherapy for cancer. Also included in the project was a 27,800-sq.-ft. area that supported administrative space in a modern, open-office format.

The conversion required significant demolition. To complete this project, DPR played an intrinsic role which required a seasoned team experienced in cGMP single-use cell and gene therapy facilities.

Advanced experiment laboratories hallway
Two scientists working alongside each other in state-of-the-art laboratory collaborating on experiments
Modern and interactive workspace that encourages collaboration and groupthink decision-making.
Open and free workstations that increase teamwork efforts and maintain a high level of peer-to-peer communication
Contemporary kitchen design that encourages engaging conversations
Colleagues having a meeting while recording notes on a whiteboard.
The project was delivered ahead of schedule. DPR used resources appropriately, during a pandemic with supply and resource constraints. We were able to start up operations and produce IND (investigational new drug) supporting materials within months of facility turnover, which is remarkable – I haven’t experienced anywhere else.

Frank Palumbo

Formerly of Westlake Consulting Group

The Lyell LyFE Manufacturing Center won in the Tenant Improvement over $5 million category. 

Interstitial Space

Though this project technically is a one-story warehouse building, the space also included the buildout of a new, structural mezzanine for all MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) systems, in lieu of rooftop units, for easier accessibility, maintenance, and protection from the elements.



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