Rye, NY New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe) celebrated the groundbreaking of their new campus. This 187,000 s/f campus located at 601 Midland Ave. will be home to NYBCe’s tri-state operations, including space for life sciences research, blood collections, processing and cell therapy manufacturing.
The campus is expected to be finished in mid to late 2024 and will be the first-ever single campus for NYBCe. NYBCe is committed to research in areas of health and humanitarian causes with a global life saving impact. New York Blood Center Enterprises’s research arm, the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (LFKRI), has advanced innovations in clinical care and biotechnology.
NYBCe was joined by New York State assembly member Steve Otis, mayor Josh Cohen, city manager Greg Usry, Deborah Novick director of the Westchester County Executive’s office, Consigli Construction Co., G3 Architecture Interiors Planning and George Comfort & Sons for the press conference and official groundbreaking event that marked the start of construction at the campus.
“We are grateful to the town of Rye and all of the community members and elected officials who joined us for today’s special event,” said Christopher Hillyer, MD, president and CEO, of NYBCe. “We will transform the building into a state-of-the-art, multipurpose campus dedicated to life sciences research, blood collections, processing, distribution, specialty laboratories, and cell therapy manufacturing to support the public health of our region and fulfill our mission to provide life-saving healthcare across the globe.
“The groundbreaking of the new New York Blood Center campus in Rye is a monumental achievement for the life sciences industry and public health, especially in Westchester County. This cutting-edge facility will be the new hub of NYBC’s tri-state operations, including life sciences research, blood collections, processing, and cell therapy manufacturing, all in one convenient location. With a focus on global life-saving research and groundbreaking innovations in clinical care and biotechnology through the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, NYBC is leading the charge in advancing public health. This first-ever single campus for NYBC is a testament to their vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to making a difference. Get ready for a new era of life-saving impact on our Westchester communities and beyond,” said U.S. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer.
“For decades, NYBC has provided millions with world-class blood services and led critical research on blood-related medicines and technologies. I am proud to support the construction of NYBC’s newest state-of-the-art campus in Rye, which will provide life-saving blood products and services for countless New Yorkers,” said U.S. senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
“Congratulations to New York Blood Center on their upcoming move that will enhance their national reputation for excellence in serving patients, hospitals, researchers, academia, and biomedical companies with their wide-ranging services and skill in scientific innovation,” said New York State Assemblymember Steve Otis. “The new Rye campus is perfectly situated to serve the tri-state area, while also bringing their dynamic programs together at one location. The New York Blood Center’s role will grow even larger with the benefit of the new campus.”
“I am pleased to welcome New York Blood Center and all its personnel to Rye,” said mayor Josh Cohn. “It is wonderful to have a new community member with such noble purpose and impact.”
“Consigli is committed to building meaningful healthcare projects like the New York Blood Center, which will make a significant impact on the greater Westchester region and the individuals and families who will be served by its operation,” said Bill Allan, Consigli Construction director of operations – New York/Tri-State Region. “Through its new, state-of-the-art research and blood donation facilities, the New York Blood Center will deliver unparalleled support and care for patients, and we look forward to this continued, collaborative work alongside partners like G3 Architecture, AKF Group, Gardiner & Theobald and Cuono Engineering.”