Life sciences

Featured Project

Humacyte – Durham, NC

Humacyte is a leading life sciences company committed to the research and development regenerative medical products. Shelco was thrilled Humacye selected us as the general contractor to build their brand new 85,000 SF life sciences laboratory and office facility. The state-of-the-art cGMP bio-manufacturing space is used for Humacyte’s revolutionary Human Acellular Vessel (HAV) a regenerative vascular conduit product.

About Life Sciences

We’ve constructed a variety of research and development and laboratory facilities for the healthcare and technology markets. We understand the unique construction requirements relating to specialty facilities and pay close attention to detail during all phases of pre-construction and construction to ensure quality results.

Completed Projects

Sealed Air Corporate Headquarters

LEED Gold Research and Development Laboratories – Charlotte, NC (173,000 SF)

  • Research and development laboratories
  • Includes 225,000 SF office shell and upfit
  • Two parking decks totaling 1,296 parking spaces

Keystone Tech 1

Laboratory Upfit – Morrisville, NC (12,000 SF)

  • Added rooftop HVAC Units
  • Updated bathrooms


Research Laboratory Upfit – Winston-Salem, NC (40,000 SF)

  • Tissue and drug preparation with process and analysis area for research
  • Varian Unity NMR including Superconducting and Spectrometer System
  • Cold room storage

Rockwood Lithium Research Facility

Corporate Headquarters and Research Facility – Kings Mountain, NC (55,000 SF)

  • BIM modeling to coordinate the significant amount of above ceiling MEP components in the lab
  • Liquid nitrogen, methane gas, hydrogen gas, helium gas and de-ionized water piping
  • 24 fume hoods

Wake Forest Innovation Qtr (formerly PTRP)

Biotechnology Research Facility – Winston-Salem, NC (174,500 SF)

  • Includes 2,000 SF attached imaging center
  • Includes 11,000 SF remote boiler/chiller power plan
  • 453 space parking deck

RF Nitro

Research Laboratory – Charlotte, NC

  • Anti-static dissipative flooring in multiple clean rooms (Class 100 through 100,000)
  • Yellow areas for photolithography
  • Incipient (dry) fire protection system

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)

Research Laboratory – Winston-Salem, NC (5,800 SF)

  • Cold room facilities and cryogenic storage
  • Tissue preparation and cultivation with process analysis and quality control
  • Part of the Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine or AFIRM led by Dr. Anthony Atala of Wake Forest University Health Science