Cancer Institute of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
In anticipation of the need for a substantial expansion to their existing research and patient care facilities, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) has developed a program and building to maximize the potential for the CINJ site in downtown New Brunswick. The new addition has added over 140,000 square feet of clinical, research, support, and expansion spaces to the existing 75,000 square foot structure. Included in the plan are provisions for the relocation of the pediatric care facility, an AAA/LAC accredited animal holding facility in accordance with the guidelines and protocol established by the National Institute of Health (NIH), a Validatable cGMP suite, and two floors of laboratory space to support research. The six-story addition includes building systems and technologies that will enhance CINJ’s reputation as a progressive and effective research and treatment facility.
Some of the specifics of the building systems include; central chillers and boilers with associated pumping located in a basement mechanical room, central air handling and laboratory exhaust fans in an enclosed mechanical penthouse with heat recovery as well as a 5-story atrium smoke purge exhaust system. Challenges in design included maintaining existing building operation while building in close proximity, modifying existing to remain systems such as Standby Generator, Fire Pump, and main electrical and natural gas services