IMC broke ground on a 312,000-square-foot research facility for Chemours on Dec. 18th. The $150 million Chemours Discovery Hub will be constructed on the University of Delaware’s Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark, Delaware.
“This is a design and construction team with great chemistry,” said Rob Cottone, president of IMC Construction. “The facility will be a pipeline between one of the best bio-engineering schools in the nation and a chemical industry leader; it will be built for collaboration and innovation, and will attract some of the best minds in this field.”
In addition to IMC Construction, the team includes architects L2 Partridge, site engineers Tetra Tech, mechanical/electrical engineers RDK, structural engineers O’Donnell & Naccarato. Trammell Crow serves as the owner’s representative.
The Discovery Hub will go up on a 15-acre site in the southeast corner of the STAR campus, consolidating laboratories and offices for approximately 330 scientists, engineers, and researchers who will be relocated from Chemours’ New Castle County facilities. The Hub will include more than 100 labs, fifty specialty rooms, cafes, conference rooms and twenty “huddle” rooms for small group meetings. The four-story building will be complete in early 2020.