Science Incubator in the heart of Schuylkill Yards
Brandywine Realty Trust had a vision to create a premier life science incubator with flexible, plug & play lab and research space to address the region’s intense and growing demand. Strada led the adaptive reuse of the lower floors of Cesar Pelli’s Cira Centre office building in Philadelphia to deliver this vision.
B.Labs is a 3-story, 60,000 gsf, life science incubator located on three floors in Philadelphia’s iconic Cira Centre tower. Twenty fully outfitted lab spaces feature state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Offices are complemented by shared spaces and amenities including a conferencing and event center, conversation lounge, and support spaces. A new intercommunicating metal and glass stair stitches the three floors together, with custom millwork accenting the open Hubs and reception area. A green wall brings some welcome nature into the space.
The completed incubator overlooks Schuylkill Yards and serves as a gateway to the emerging knowledge community. The infrastructure is sized to accommodate future life science growth on multiple floors above B.Labs.