Blum Construction’s long partnership with Wake Forest University dates back to the 1950s. When the University’s Health Sciences division was ready to begin an exciting new phase of its growth, Blum Construction was hired to create the new Piedmont Triad Community Research Center.
The project involved converting a 90,000-square-foot former tobacco building near downtown into laboratories and animal research facilities. Major renovations of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were required. Much architectural and structural renovation was necessary to modernize the building for state-of-the-art research.
The project was successfully completed on an accelerated schedule of 11 months. The building became the first in what is now known as Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a rapidly growing technology park focused on innovation and biotechnology research.