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Merck Unveils Plans for West Coast Research Facility in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Merck has announced its new 294,000-square-foot West Coast research facility will be built in South San Francisco’s innovation cluster. The nine-story laboratory/office campus will be located at 213 E. Grand Ave.

The site is fully entitled, with construction expected to commence in early 2017. Merck is scheduled to occupy the building in early 2019. The facility is targeting LEED-Platinum certification.

Merck signed a long-term, full-building lease at the facility, which Alexandria Real Estate Equities will develop, construct and operate. The biopharmaceutical company is a current tenant of Alexandria.

The campus will feature open green outdoor spaces, a 300-seat auditorium, fitness center, and café and terrace with waterfront views.

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