Mid-America Science Park
This project renovated an existing rubber products manufacturing plant, recently vacated by the company's relocation of operations to Mexico. The City of Scottsburg's vision to build a new Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center seamlessly changed to become a meaningful reuse of a newly abandoned property in the heart of the industrial area of the city.
Within the existing structure, flexible business incubator laboratory spaces were created, in addition to support areas, such as general offices, conference rooms, restrooms, secure rooms and a training center. The 3,200 square foot addition created a presentation hall for use by science park tenants, with seating for 112 visitors and a communications system configured for international telecom-munications, to enable innovative product demonstration throughout the world.
The mechanical systems throughout the facility were heavily modified or replaced to provide flexible and robust HVAC, plumbing, lab exhaust and lab gas services for a variety of future tenants. The extensive electrical power system was extended into the renovated spaces to offer a broad range of power options to perspective emerging companies.
Loftus Engineering was responsible for all aspects of the mechanical and electrical design, including HVAC, plumbing, compressed air, lighting, lighting controls, electrical power, telecommunications, fire alarm and data systems.
Within a year of the opening of Mid-America Science Park, the facility was called upon to provide temporary classrooms, offices and cafeteria for the West Clark school system to accommodate Henryville High School students displaced by a tornado. The flexibility of the Science Park made it an ideal location to accommodate this request in a 3-week period of time.
Plumbing & Piping System
TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS
65,000 Renovated Square Feet
3,200 New Square Feet
Robert Poggel Director of Facilities