With the creative use of a vacant brownfield site, the State of Connecticut and the local community warmly supported this project as the catalyst for the rejuvenation of the waterfront of the City of New London.
The facility, consisting of three distinct 6-story building complexes, is state-of-the-art, with an amenity-rich work environment to attract and retain the best people in the pharmaceutical industry. The 745,000-square-foot office complex, designed to accommodate 2,000 employees and 200 visitors by the year 2001, consists of three buildings connected by central amenity functions. Support facilities include a 700-seat cafeteria, a personal services mall, a 200-seat interactive training space, a self-contained data center, a 1,750-car parking structure, a day care center, and a formal visitor's welcome center.
A ferry dock was built to carry personnel across the Thames River to the Groton, Connecticut campus.
The overall facility integrates state-of-the-art technology systems such as 24 fiber-optic local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) for telephone, data, and audio-visual systems; individual control of more than 1,800 personal office environments; a user-friendly, energy-efficient task / ambient lighting system; 16 oversized elevators; and 2 escalators.
The PGDF project had an aggressive schedule delivery to meet Pfizer's desired occupancy target.