Baxter, Penicillin Building

Round Lake, IL

Baxter exterior sign with red flowers.


GBA designed an addition to support additional capabilities for the Penicillin Building.

Expansion Design

Penicillin manufacturing is one of the key capabilities of the Baxter Round Lake campus. GBA designed an addition to the site’s existing Penicillin Building, with the goal of supporting a new -25°C freezer, a +5°C shipping dock, and a boiler room expansion.

  • An insulated panel system for the freezer portion of the project was provided, as well as under-slab insulation.
  • HVAC scope included new heating and code-approved ventilation in non-freezer sections of the addition, and new forced air underfloor heating for the freezer.
  • Plumbing scope included new stormwater drains and piping, and new sanitary drains and piping. Both entailed work below the existing slab.
  • For fire protection, GBA designed a new wet pipe sprinkler system (above and below the freezer as well as in non-freezer sections of the addition).
  • Also required was a new dry pipe, in-rack sprinkler system for the freezer.
  • General electrical distribution, lighting, communications, life safety, and alarm work rounded out the project.

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