B.U. Research Building in Johnson City Nearing Completion
Exterior construction work on a new Binghamton University research and development building in Johnson City is about to wrap up.
The 18,000-square-foot structure is located on Corliss Avenue, just west of Willow Street. The facility occupies space between the recently-constructed pharmacy school building and the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences complex.
The nursing school operates in a former Endicott Johnson shoe and carton factory.
Initial plans for the research and development building were announced in the spring of 2017.
The facility was expected to open in 2020 but development of the project was slowed by various factors. The size of the planned building was scaled back after bids for what was to be a $15 million project came in higher than expected.
A Binghamton University spokesperson said work at the site now is "focused on interior finishes." The job should be completed this fall. That would mean operations at the new building could get underway early next year.
The facility will support the research effort of the university's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
VIDEO: WNBF News visited the Binghamton University Health Sciences Campus for a look at the soon-to-open research and development building.
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