Shady Grove Life Science Center

Shady Grove Life Science Center

Location: Rockville, MD
Client: Alexandria Realty

Soltesz, retained by Alexandria Realty, performed site/civil services for three medical office buildings located in the Life Sciences Center Campus in Montgomery County, on the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Medical Center Drive and Great Seneca Highway.

9800 Medical Center Drive
Soltesz provided civil engineering, planning, and surveying for the initial building-a multi-tenant life science building including common areas, lobby, restrooms, and loading docks. Soltesz provided a development constraints plan for the property to determine the permitted uses. The scope included the design of core and shell for a 175,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant facility for biotechnology companies. Soltesz also provided stormwater management for the site and quality control plans that included a treatment train that consists of recharge manholes, vegetated buffer strips, and surface sand filters. A water quality inlet was previously being used for a portion of the site that has vertical constraints between the existing storm drain outfall from the site and the existing storm drain under Medical Center Drive. A downstream storm drain analysis was conducted to demonstrate the impacts of the post-development runoff. Soltesz provided sediment and erosion control including the use of sediment traps with forebays.

9900 Medical Center Drive
Soltesz provided entitlement, design, and engineering services to process site plan amendments to upgrade site amenities and parking for an existing biotech research building in the Life Science Campus. Amenities included a hardscape plaza, seating area, fireplace, trellis and screen walls, signage, landscape, and lighting.

9950 Medical Center Drive
85,000 sq. ft. office, laboratory, and light manufacturing building. Soltesz provided planning, civil engineering, and surveying services for this project.