Berkeley’s Design Review Committee is expected to approve a new three-story medical facility at 800 Dwight Way, just blocks from the waterfront Aquatic Park in industrial Southwest Berkeley. The project, dubbed Building 69, is to house phases two and three of Bayer’s Cell Culture Technology Center. PM Group is responsible for the design and project management.
The 80-foot structure will yield a combined 137,250 square feet, of which 97,270 square feet is usable. Its ground level will house the Gene Therapy Module production space, while the third level will contain the Cell Therapy Module space. PM Group will fill floors two and four with the necessary complementary mechanical and ventilation machinery. This underscores the complexity and unique composition required for medical building design.
Bayer’s proposal for 800 Dwight Way has a simple stacking volume with clean parapet lines. Its facade is composed of insulated metal panels, curtain wall systems, and horizontal metal sunshades. The project landscaping will include natural grass planting on either side.
Fluor Enterprises Inc is in charge of construction. An estimated completion date has not been announced, and construction is expected to cost over $25 million.