Northwell Douglaston Core Labs
The 24-month construction schedule called for the build-out of a new 43,000-SF patient specimen testing and reporting laboratory facility at Northwell Health’s Douglaston facility that will handles all bloodwork for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. The remaining 22,000 SF will be dedicated to a first-floor mechanical space that, along with rooftop mechanical equipment, serves the ultramodern laboratories. The Douglaston lab enables specialty-testing procedures including flow cytometry, special coagulation, molecular diagnostics, complex microbiology, virology, endocrinology, toxicology, and others in a single location. Scope calls for both wet and dry labs along with conference rooms, IT server and workrooms, a cafeteria, break rooms, a mailroom and office services area, reception and administrative spaces, and locker rooms. The new laboratory space required extensive MEPS infrastructure upgrades to ensure N+1 redundancy for all critical electrical systems. The building’s exterior called for a mix of stone, terracotta, pre-cast concrete, curtain wall, and translucent wall panels. This facility is located within a residential community, which requires maintenance of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, site safety, and a good neighbor policy.