In 6 days 8,000 chemicals from an organic chemistry lab were packaged and sent for disposal while 12,000 chemicals were moved to the new lab location. The 10,000 feet of research space and the animal facility were decontaminated to ANSI standards as well as the lease requirements. The closure report helped to close the loop and eliminate any environmental risk from the previous operations.
A molecular drug-research company sought to move its headquarters from Cambridge, Massachusetts to an alternate location. The facility housed 35 employees and 10,000 square feet of chemistry and biological research labs as well as a large animal facility. Months of relocation planning would have to successfully move the entire facility in one week.
In addition to managing ongoing research and minimizing down-time, there were legal and environmental lease-related risks that required the space to be decontaminated and certified as “clean” before the end of the lease agreement. Faced with a multi-phase project that required coordination of 100 contract employees to move the research materials, decontaminate the space, and provide environmental assessment documentation all within 7 days, the research company reached out to its onsite EHS provider, Triumvirate Environmental, to manage the project in its entirety.
Triumvirate took on the lab relocation with its unique ability to tackle from three different angles: laboratory pack and move services, decontamination services, and plan and permit services. Here’s how we executed: