PITTSFIELD, MA — The Berkshire Innovation Center Inc. (BIC) announced today that it has selected Consigli Construction Co., Inc. as the construction manager for Berkshire Innovation Center’s new 20,000-square-foot building in the William Stanley Business Park.
The BIC will provide access to advanced research and development equipment used for rapid prototyping, product development and testing as well as customized workforce training, state-of-the-art labs and conferencing facilities. The project team’s pre-construction planning is well underway and an official groundbreaking is anticipated this fall.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Consigli,” said Stephen Boyd, the BIC’s chairman. “Consigli brings expertise and experience to the table when it comes to building research and innovation spaces of this size and sophistication.”
“The Berkshire Innovation Center is a transformational project for the Western Massachusetts community,” said Mike Walker, director of operations at Consigli. “The facility will provide local technology companies with access to a first-class maker space and state-of-the-art equipment that will help them compete in this new era.”
The Berkshire Innovation Center is a collaborative, non-profit organization, that serves as a catalyst to innovation in the Berkshires. The mission of the BIC is to support small and mid-sized advanced manufacturing companies in life sciences, the life sciences supply chain, and advanced manufacturing, with the ultimate objective of spurring economic growth, jobs, and investment in the region. The BIC is made possible thru grants from The Massachusetts Life Science Center, The City of Pittsfield, Mass Development and Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA). The Innovation Center will act as a focal point for collaboration and networking, provide leadership and mentoring through the center’s alignment of private sector companies, research institutes and educational partners to accelerate technologies, innovation and the development of new businesses and a highly valued and skilled regional workforce.