RN Rouse of Cary Tapped for New Biogen Building

From staff reports.

Cary, North Carolina – Biogen is adding a new 180,000 square foot office on its RTP campus. And RN Rouse of Cary is building it.

Biogen’s “Front Door”

The new building—known as Bio26 and designed to meet LEED building standards—is being constructed in response to increased demand for use of Biogen Idec’s bulk biologics manufacturing capacity.

Bio26 will serve as Biogen Idec’s “front door” on its 178 acre campus and will feature an office wing and an amenities wing.  The office wing is designed to be 5 stories.

Construction is scheduled to begin this month with occupancy planned for the third quarter of 2012.

“Biogen Idec is pleased to select RN Rouse to manage this significant construction project for our company.  RN Rouse’ outstanding safety track record and ongoing commitment to environmentally sustainable practices are well aligned with Biogen Idec’s values,” said Peter Flinn, Senior Director of Engineering at Biogen Idec.

About Biogen

Biogen Idec uses cutting-edge science to discover, develop, manufacture and market biological products for the treatment of serious diseases with a focus on neurological disorders. Founded in 1978, Biogen Idec is the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company.

The company generates more than $4 billion in annual revenues.

U.S. Manufacturing operations are located on Davis Drive in Reasearch Triangle Park.

About RN Rouse

RN Rouse, founded in 1929, has managed many iconic projects across the state and right here in Cary including numerous buildings on the SAS campus , Cary Academy and Epic Games.

The company is headquartred in Goldsboro with offices in Wilmington and Regency Park in Cary.