Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Navy Yard, today announced the final completion of the six megawatt (6 MW) natural gas-fired peaking plant at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and that the plant is now operational.
Jefferson Health will offer expanded services at the Navy Yard, having signed a multi-year lease agreement with Liberty Property/Synterra, a joint venture of Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners, for additional space to open a 70,000-plus square-foot facility at 3 Crescent Drive by early to mid-2018. Read more
PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, announced that The Navy Yard experienced another tremendous year of growth in 2015, adding 12 new businesses and over 500 additional employees, bringing the total counts to 152 companies and 12,000 workers. Read more
Ensemble Investments, LLC is proud to announce the Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard, an Ensemble property, has won a Marriott Design Excellence award for Best Custom Project. Read more
Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc. (“Adaptimmune” or the “Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the use of T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced plans to locate its U.S. headquarters and clinical operations in a newly developed facility to be constructed at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The 47,400 square foot facility, located at 351 Rouse Boulevard in The Navy Yard’s Corporate Center, will house a state-of-the-art cGMP manufacturing facility designed to support the clinical development and initial commercialization of the Company’s novel engineered immunotherapies for cancer. Read more
Liberty Property Trust, which owns and manages more than 17 million square feet of office, flex and industrial space in the Greater Philadelphia region, together with its joint venture partner Synterra Partners, broke ground today on a 94,000 square foot office building, the first in Philadelphia to be designed by the world-renowned Bjarke Ingels Group. The event also featured a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the adjacent five-acre park, Central Green, developed in a joint investment by Liberty Property/Synterra, PIDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Central Green was designed by James Corner Field Operations, landscape architect whose notable projects include Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier and New York City’s High Line. Read more
Liberty Property Trust, which owns and manages more than 16 million square feet of office, flex and industrial space in the Greater Philadelphia region, broke ground today on its sixth flex building at The Navy Yard. When the building located at 4701 League Island Boulevard is complete in 2016, it will be the third facility to be occupied by WuXi AppTec, Inc. at The Navy Yard. Read more
The Navy Yard is thrilled to welcome Ecosave and its U.S. headquarters to The Navy Yard. One of the reasons this innovative energy company chose The Navy Yard was because it sees the community as having the potential to be the Silicon Valley for smart energy, with endless opportunities for growth and collaboration! Read more
The Navy Yard is thrilled to announce the arrival of its first hotel! The Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, a 172-room hotel designed by local architecture firm Erdy McHenry Architecture, features executive suites, meeting/conference/event facilities, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. In keeping with The Navy Yard’s commitment to sustainability, the hotel was designed to achieve LEED certification, and includes a modern design which incorporates a rain screen system comprised of alternating metal panels and glazing. Read more
Join The Navy Yard in celebrating Earth Day 2014 with a full week of fun and informative activities focused on sustainability! This year for Earth Day, the Earth Day Network has chosen the global theme of Green Cities. The Earth Day Network says, “With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future.” Along with Mayor Michael Nutter’s pledge of making Philadelphia the number one green city in America, be sure to join the over a billion people in 190 countries that participate in Earth Day each year by marking your calendar for the entire week of April 20-25, 2014.