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Vol. LXII, No. 7
April 2, 2010
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NCIís Shady Grove Campus To Open In 2013

Architect’s drawing of entrance to new NCI facility View of Campus Dr., with retail to fill parking garage 1st floor

Architect’s drawing of entrance to new NCI facility

View of Campus Dr., with retail to fill parking garage 1st floor

The National Cancer Institute plans to occupy a new, expanded administrative and program campus by 2013. The location is in Shady Grove, at the southwest corner of the intersection of Medical Center Dr. and Key West Ave. in Rockville.

The General Services Administration determined the new location in consultation with NIH and NCI. The selection was based on a year-long competitive bidding process conducted by GSA.

The new campus will accommodate approximately 2,100 NCI staff who currently occupy the Executive Plaza campus and Helgerman Ct. building. NCI staff will move beginning February 2013 over a 6-month period into two new office buildings with a connector wing containing 490,000 net square feet of usable space.

The change is being made primarily due to the leases expiring at EPN, EPS and a few other buildings on Executive Blvd. The new buildings would house, in one facility, staff from those leased sites.

ďThe new campus will allow for growth in NCIís scientific research and for expansion of its current and new programs,Ē said Daryl Paunil, director of NCIís Office of Space and Facilities Management. ďThese first-class facilities will be designed to allow for easier renovations and new configurations to foster more scientific collaboration.Ē

The campus site is accessible from several exits off I-270 and will be located about 6 miles north of NCIís current Executive Plaza location. In addition, the new campus will have Metrobus and Ride-On stops on or near campus. The nearby Shady Grove Metro station will be serviced by both Ride-On bus and a dedicated NCI shuttle bus service. The NCI shuttle will also provide a non-stop connection to and from NIHís Bethesda campus.

Aerial view of the new NCI facility The first floor of the parking garage will include retail space.

Aerial view of the new NCI facility

The first floor of the parking garage will include retail space.

ďThe buildings will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified, which means that NCI employees will be working in some of the most environmentally friendly workspaces in the Washington metropolitan area,Ē noted Paunil.

NCI will continue to occupy floors 10 and 11 of Bldg. 31ís A wing, as well as much of the 3rd floor, and the NCI director will remain in 31. There are also many staff members in lab buildings and the Clinical Center on campus and a large presence in Frederick at Ft. Detrick.NIHRecord Icon

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