Dallas-based commercial real estate developer Trammell Crow Company (TCC) recently announced the signing of a new lease at its Fulton Labs life sciences project in Chicago. The new tenant on the campus roster is biomaterials platform company Dimension Inx. It will occupy a 6,410-square-foot, science-ready lab suite in the Fulton Labs at West End building.

Located at 1375 W. Fulton, the property incorporates more than 300,000 square feet of life sciences and shared office space in the Chicago West Loop. Rising 14 stories, the building boasts 34,700-square-foot floor plates and includes about 13,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor. Amenities also include a fitness center, a roof deck, a café, bike locker facilities, and 115 spaces across two levels of covered parking.

Fulton Labs at West End at 1375 W. Fulton Market in West Loop Chicago. Property image courtesy of CommercialEdge.

“We’ve been bullish on our potential for growth in Chicago since we spun out of Northwestern University,” said Dimension Inx CEO, Caralynn Nowinski Collens, MD. “Access to talent and world-class research institutions has been a mainstay in the region. With the addition of new, flexible lab space options and the growing fervor within the life sciences ecosystem, we remain incredibly excited about the opportunities here. We look forward to continuing our growth in tandem with the vibrant Chicago life sciences community.”

TCC first offered its science-ready lab suites program at Fulton Labs just last year. The fully built-out, move-in ready private labs range from 3,000 to 7,000 square feet in size and provide advanced laboratory space that’s optimized for various uses in science, including: therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, food science, materials research, and more. Fulton Lab campus tenants benefit from some of the best life sciences amenities and infrastructure on the market, as well as a shared lab equipment room and flexible lease terms.

The Fulton Labs Campus also includes a second building — Fulton Labs at 400 N. Aberdeen, which was completed early last year and delivered nearly 424,000 square feet of new office space for life sciences in Chicago. Rising 16 stories above the northwest corner of North Aberdeen Street and West Kinzie Street, this property also incorporates 12,000 square feet of class A West Loop retail space on the ground floor; floor plates ranging from about 16,000 to roughly 34,000 square feet; above-standard ceiling heights; and a multi-level, covered parking structure offering 170 spaces.

Fulton Labs at 400 N. Aberdeen St., life sciences office space in West Side Chicago. Property image courtesy of CommercialEdge.

With this lease, Dimension Inx will relocate its headquarters office and lab space from Illinois Tech’s University Technology Park. It will also maintain its second local footprint at the venture development engine Portal Innovations, which is located at 400 N. Aberdeen.

“Dimension Inx expanding from Portal Innovations into its own facility, while remaining within our Fulton Labs Campus, is the perfect example of how our science-ready lab suites are a key component in the growth of Chicago’s life sciences ecosystem,” said Morgan Baer Blaska of TCC’s Chicago office. “The Chicago life sciences cluster is growing significantly, as is the need for high-quality lab space. These suites [the science-ready lab suites] were designed to fit the needs of growing companies, providing flexibility and minimal capital expenditures for both growth-stage startups and mature organizations looking to establish a presence in downtown Chicago. We look forward to welcoming Dimension to their new space and supporting their continued growth.”

Dimension Inx shares the Fulton Labs tenant roster with fuel cell membrane technology innovator Celadyne Technologies; pharmaceutical companies Charles River Laboratories and Xeris Pharmaceuticals; biotechnology company Vanqua Bio; and medical device company Talis Biomedical.

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