Monday, May 9, 2011

6 Possible Locations for Berkeley Lab 2nd Campus

University of California, manager of Berkeley Lab, released a list of six potential sites for the Lab’s proposed second campus.

Out of more than 20 responses to the RFQ released earlier this year, six sites are being considered: 
  • Alameda Point, in the city of Alameda;
  • Berkeley Aquatic Park West, located in West Berkeley;
  • Brooklyn Basin, located in Oakland;
  • Emeryville/Berkeley, (includes properties currently occupied by the Lab in Emeryville and West Berkeley);
  • Golden Gate Fields, spanning the cities of Berkeley and Albany;
  • Richmond Field Station, a site currently owned by the University of California.
The proposed second campus is an effort to consolidate existing laboratory programs that are currently in leased spaces spread throughout the Bay Area, and to provide the Lab long-term cost savings.

Most of our 4,200 employees work at the main site, but about 20 percent of us are dispersed in leased facilities around the East Bay, including at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in Emeryville, the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, and the Lab's life science facilities in Berkeley.

Stay tuned, a decision on a preferred site will likely occur in late November with occupancy scheduled for mid-2016. Best Blogger Tips

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