45-18 Court Square is an existing, 160,000 square foot, Class B office building in New York, NY. The building will be converted and expanded into a 263,000 square foot, Class A life science project, which is ideally located in Long Island City submarket of New York, and is ideally located immediately adjacent to several major transport nodes. The scope of the project comprises building a four-story addition, two six-story ground up components, as well a complete gut renovation of the existing structure. The new configuration will subdivide well in terms of infrastructure and layout allowing for multi-tenant floors. All-new life science building systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing and life-safety), elevators, bathrooms, lobby, café, convening and presentation areas, and full suite of amenities will make the Project a best-in-class purpose-built lab building in New York City.
The completed project will be a Class A building that will anchor the life sciences sector in New York and Long Island City. The building will include several key life sciences aspects: a large loading dock, one over-sized freight and one swing car elevator, acid neutralization room in the basement, multiple risers for equipment, central HVAC plant on the roof, ample power, and locations for lab specific service (vacuum, compressed air, and RODI water). The renovated building and associated new construction components will have finished ceiling heights between 8’6” and 9’0”, depending on tenant program requirements. The project is anticipated to be completed in Q1 2021.