Amgen Bio-Manufacturing Facility

West Greenwich, RI

Amgen Bio-Manufacturing Facility

West Greenwich, RI
  • Site design
  • Stormwater drainage design
  • Water utility infrastructure design
  • Design of off-site 1,600-space temporary parking lot
  • Design of off-site improvements to adjacent roadway and intersection
  • Permitting
  • Traffic studies
  • Design of a new signalized intersection
  • Construction-phase services

Pare Corporation provided site design, permitting, and construction services for the development of a $1.2 billion, 500,000-SF cell culture manufacturing facility for Amgen. The plant houses nine 20,000-liter bioreactors, quality control and storage facilities, a new 220,000-SF administration building, and structured and surface parking facilities for up to 1,500 vehicles.

The initial project included traffic studies, off-site improvements to an adjacent roadway and intersection, sanitary sewer upgrades, water distribution design including design of a water booster pump station, drainage and underground utility design, design of retaining walls with a maximum height of 31 vertical feet, design of an on-site recreational walking trail and athletic courts, site and drainage design for a multi-level parking garage, and surface parking design to provide 620 permanent and 1,600+ temporary parking spaces.

During construction, off-site parking was needed to accommodate Amgen employees and contractors. For the design of a 1,600-space temporary parking lot in a nearby state-owned management area, Pare performed a traffic impact analysis study; grading, drainage, and water utility infrastructure plans; and parking lot and entryway layouts. After construction of the plant was complete, the entire parking lot was demolished and the site was restored to its natural state.

Since initial construction was completed, Pare has held a Master Service Agreement under which we have performed over 30 tasks including structural evaluations and designs, traffic studies, drainage studies, and construction administration services.