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Delaware Lab and Office Relocation

Finding the right mix of ingredients to turn a warehouse into a functional modern facility.
  • Spacious lobby, incorporating natural greens and wood colors in the walls, floor, and furniture.- Gannett Fleming

    The colors and clean lines of Ingredion’s brand were incorporated into the lobby design.

Client
Ingredion
Location
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Our Role
Design, Construction, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, Architectural, Construction Management, Program Management, Permitting.
Data
Size:
10,000 sq. feet
Construction Cost:
$2.6 million
Completed:
2013
Type:
Renovation
Duration:
6 months
Outcomes
  • Modifications to existing warehouse facilities created needed laboratory space 
  • Phased construction approach limited disruption to client’s daily business 
  • Incorporated provisions for future expansion.

As a leading global ingredients solutions company, Ingredion needed more space as it continued to grow. With limited resources to manage the multiple contractors, Ingredion turned to Gannett Fleming to realize its vision of turning an outdated warehouse space into a multipurpose, modern facility. 

By providing our engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services and managing the project from start to finish, Gannett Fleming successfully transformed the warehouse into a multifaceted laboratory for a guaranteed maximum price (GMP), on time, and without interruption to the company’s daily operations. The resulting facility renovation enabled Ingredion to start benefiting from the new space quicker than a traditional approach.  

What We Did

Gannett Fleming provided EPC services to upgrade and renovate more than 10,000 square feet of the Ingredion facility. The primary goal was to convert an existing warehouse space and laboratories into functional, modern facilities with provisions for future expansion. The new space includes laboratories with a pilot plant, offices, material storage spaces, and a new structural mezzanine. Existing laboratory and pilot plant equipment were relocated and installed in the new areas. The project included new control wiring and equipment commissioning.

Because of our extensive experience and understanding of the client’s needs, we were able to meet the client’s multifaceted requirements. We completed the two construction activities without disruption to operations, without any Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) violations, and within the agreed upon time frame. Additionally, we finished just under 5 percent less than the GMP and were able to distribute the savings equitably with all appropriate parties, including the owner. 

Key Features

  • Managed construction activities across two buildings while maintaining the client’s daily operations and safe operating conditions
  • Removal of 20-ton gantry crane provided the client with additional space for future expansion
  • Installation of stand-alone dust collection tables allowed for greater packaging efficiencies   
  • Relocation of production equipment from a Delaware to the New Jersey facility prevented the need to purchase costly new equipment
  • Construction of a pilot plant for the evaluation of new ingredients, formulations, and processes
  • Conducted hazardous material abatement for asbestos avoiding contamination and reducing health issues.

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