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Technical.ly Baltimore: Take a peek at the 500K square foot lab buildings coming to UM BioPark
September 23, 2022
4MLK, for which construction begins in October, will house 160,000 square feet of wet-lab capable space. These renderings offer insight into the appearance of this eight-story building — and another to be added in the project's second phase.
The project’s simple name — 4MLK — belies the strength of the impact it will have on the University of Maryland (UM) BioPark‘s already significant presence at the edge of downtown and West Baltimore.
That impact is made more evident in renderings of the future building that UM BioPark and project developer Wexford Science & Technology recently made publicly available. 4MLK, which was first announced back in 2019, will offer 250,000 square feet of biomedical facilities in an eight-story building at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Baltimore Street. According to a statement and a UM BioPark spokesperson, 4MLK will build on the research park’s current web of biomedical innovation-supporting facilities by offering the following:
- 160,000 square feet of wet lab space for tenants and commercial partners
- About 40,000 square feet of flex lab, office and support space “to accommodate startup and early stage companies”
- 16,000 square feet of facilities for networking and educational events
- An adjacent public plaza with retail, beverage and food vendors along the aforementioned streets
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