LUBBOCK - The new Texas Tech Research and Technology Park currently under construction at the corner of 4th St. and Quaker Ave. has its first tenant — Chromatin.
The Research and Technology Park is a $29 million, 40,000-sf facility.
The park is intended to promote entrepreneurialism, innovation and partnerships between academic and business communities to further research efforts.
The building will seek LEED-certification and ensure high security.
Construction is expected to be finished during the summer.
Kenneth G. Davenport, chief technology officer of Chromatin, said the company has molecular biology researchers based in the research park at the University of Illinois, but six doctoral scientists will be moving to Lubbock.
Individuals, groups or businesses will be able to lease space in the facility to conduct research.
The building will house several research labs, offices and a 120-seat reconfigurable meeting space.
The facility is phase one of a 110-acre Research Park. According to Hill & Wilkinson’s website, the Research and Technology Park will ultimately include 1 million sf of research facilities.
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