Anchored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, with more than 60 biotech and medical device companies in the area, Worcester has a significant and growing life sciences sector. Chacharone Properties recently acquired a 40-acre commercial site in Worcester along the same commercial corridor as the medical school and the heart of the life sciences cluster.

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The property at 115 Northeast Cutoff was originally developed as a semi-conductor fabrication facility. Continuing our decades-long relationship with Chacharone Properties, RP Masiello is engaged as the design/build general contractor that will transform this property into a Innovation and Commercialization center.

The former computer chip manufacturing building will be taken back to its cast-in-place concrete structure, then fully rebuilt and re-imagined. Part of the building will be configurable for start-up or early stage life sciences companies needing shared core facilities. The center will also have space for larger biopharma companies who need customized labs and/or cGMP facilities for drug manufacturing.

Design is ongoing and construction will begin later in 2021.