The Arizona Board of Regents approved plans June 6 for a $136 million University of Arizona research building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus next to other university facilities and private research institutions, such as the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
The 10-story, 245,000-square-foot Biosciences Partnership Building will be the tallest on the campus and located immediately north of the UA Health Sciences Education Building. Construction is expected to begin by the end of 2014 and take 26 months to complete. Research focus areas will include neurosciences, health care outcomes, cancer, and precision medicine.
The project will be funded through bonds paid for largely with state lottery money. The Arizona Legislature’s Joint Committee on Capital Review approved the project in 2010. It is expected to translate into nearly 500 jobs in design and construction and another 360 permanent jobs at build-out.
The 30-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus at Seventh and Van Buren streets in downtown Phoenix will be 25 percent built out with the completion of the research building.
For more information:
“Regents approve $136M biosciences building in downtown Phoenix,” Phoenix Business Journal, 6/6/14
“UA College of Medicine Phoenix campus plans research building,” Arizona Public Media, 5/19/14
“University of Arizona plans research building downtown,” Arizona Republic, 5/15/14