Groundbreaking Held for New Mölnlycke Healthcare Facility

Jun 13, 2011.

Groundbreaking was recently held at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station for a new research and manufacturing facility for Mölnlycke Healthcare. The groundbreaking represented the first new construction project in the civilian redevelopment at the base now named Brunswick Landing.

Designed by architecture and engineering firm Harriman, the new 79,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will house a clean room production area, a two-story office wing and warehouse. A viewing walkway provides visitors a glimpse into the manufacturing processes. The exterior skin of the building is comprised of aluminum sandwich panels in a variety of textures and colors, and the inviting curtainwall façade is punctuated with a bold entrance leading into a vibrant two-story lobby. Clean lines and warm materials provide a European feel to interior spaces. The building layout and structure are configured for ease of expansion.

The mechanical system is designed to help protect the cleanroom from contaminants with positive air pressure flowing from the space. Transition spaces maintain air pressure with interlocking high-speed roll-up doors, and all surfaces are durable and cleanable. The clean room also feature a walkable ceiling which segregates mechanical and electrical systems from the space for ease of service and further protection of vital production processes. A system of fans and dampers operates to cool the compressor room and to recover the compressor heat for building heating use when practical.

Mölnlycke, a global manufacturer of long-term wound care products, is headquartered in Sweden and is expanding its reach into the U.S. market. It’s expected that the new facility will create more than 100 jobs.

Construction is expected to be completed in 12 months.