Axalta Opens World’s Largest Research & Development Center Dedicated to Coatings and Color at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today celebrated the official opening of its Global Innovation Center, the largest coatings research and development (R&D) center in the world, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 175,000 square foot Global Innovation Center offers unparalleled specialty labs, as well as office space. It’s location in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard enables collaboration among Axalta employees, business partners, and customers throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond.

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Groundbreaking of WuXi AppTec’s 4th Navy Yard Facility

What a beautiful fall day for the groundbreaking of WuXi AppTec’s 4th Navy Yard facility! WuXi’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Joe Hughes, was joined by Lauren Swartz, Senior Director of International Business at the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department; John Grady, President of PIDC; John Gattuso and Brian Cohen of Liberty Property Trust; and other members of the WuXi and project teams for the ceremonial groundbreaking. This 95,000 square foot build-to-suit office and laboratory building is for WuXi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Business Unit (WuXi ATU), located at 400 Rouse Blvd.

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Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners to Break Ground on WuXi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Laboratory Testing Facility at the Navy Yard

Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners is set to break ground early next month on a 95,000 square foot build-to-suit office and laboratory building for WuXi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Business Unit (WuXi ATU) at the Navy Yard. The new facility located at 400 Rouse Boulevard, designed to achieve LEED® certification, will be the fourth building that WuXi ATU occupies at the Navy Yard and the third build-to-suit developed by Liberty for the company. When the new building is complete in late 2019, WuXi ATU will become Liberty’s largest tenant in the campus, occupying in excess of 380,000 square feet of space.

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In the Neighborhood: City Hydration

 

In healthcare the power of hydration is no secret, it can welcome a quick boost of energy, or offer a simple solution to the common cold — all without a massive medical expanse. New to the Navy Yard and located inside Vincera Institute is City Hydration, the latest IV therapy clinic with a hydration-focused line of treatments.

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Second Navy Yard Hotel Under Agreement With Ensemble Real Estate Investments

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, announced that it is under agreement with Ensemble Real Estate Investments for the purchase, renovation, and expansion of a former barracks complex into the Navy Yard’s second hotel, which would complement and enhance the ongoing public and private investments at the Navy Yard.

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Meet the Team: Joe Goldschmidt

The Navy Yard’s property management team, CBRE, is charged with bringing a high level of attention, service, and direction to important operations required to sustain the Navy Yard’s momentum. A vital member of that team is Joe Goldschmidt, CBRE’s Operations Manager for the Navy Yard.

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The Navy Yard Welcomes: Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc.

The Navy Yard welcomes Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc.! H&K, Inc. is a proud member of The H&K Group, which is comprised of a family of vertically integrated companies providing complete heavy civil contracting and construction materials products, services and solutions with speed, quality, efficiency and value. Read more

PIDC announces new positions within The Navy Yard’s management team

With all the thriving activity at The Navy Yard, PIDC grows its senior level management team to better enable us to bring the level of attention, skills, and leadership to important functions required to sustain The Navy Yard’s growth and momentum. Read more

The Navy Yard Welcomes: Trellist Marketing and Technology

The Navy Yard welcomes Trellist Marketing and Technology! Trellist is a professional services firm which opened its Navy Yard office last year as its second primary location in the region, located at Building 101 at 4747 S. Broad Street. Read more

Mayor Nutter Announces Lux Products Corporation has Relocated HQ to Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Lux Products Corporation, an innovative HVAC controls company formerly based in New Jersey, has relocated its headquarters to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The company’s employees settled into their new Philadelphia location as of April 1st. Read more