Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

cGMP Global Operations Center

Northborough, Massachusetts

Project Info
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Northborough, Massachusetts
Completion Date: 2010
Square Footage: 254,000
LEED Status: Gold

This LEED CI-Gold cGMP facility is a 254,000 square foot (23,600 square meter) sophisticated multi-channel operations center supporting basic distribution functions as well as seemingly unaffiliated departments, including Clinical Pharmacy Research Services (CPRS), the company’s drug trial division, and quality control raw materials with an ISO 7 (Class C) sampling suite. The distribution center houses employees from five different sites in Allston and Framingham under one roof at this Northborough facility.

Although Genzyme committed to an existing warehouse in Northborough and developed a program prior to contracting an A/E firm, the Perkins+Will design team took nothing for granted. Our team conducted a value stream analysis to capture information on departmental processes, complex chain of custody and supply chain relationships, and waste/material/personal flow to distill a design integrating nine departments for operational efficiencies.