Biotech Place

An Inspirational Place in Innovation Quarter

Nowhere is the transformation of Winston-Salem’s manufacturing past to a future driven by technology and innovation more evident than at Wake Forest Biotech Place.

The $100 million building pays tribute to its past as a tobacco warehouse and machine shop for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and serves as a beacon for the best practices of environmentally friendly development.

Most of All, It’s a Cool Place

The 242,000-square-foot building has the latest technological bells and whistles that are needed to advance modern science and innovation, but is friendly in a way that promotes collaboration and thought. Its centerpiece is a four-story-tall, curved glass atrium where scientists, researchers and students can meet to discuss projects, relax or watch events on a 14-foot video screen with stereo sound.

Its custom-built laboratories are ideal for Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers, such as those with the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, as well as the Childress Institute, which invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment of critically injured children in the U.S. And then there are private businesses, such as Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp., which makes and sells reagents and chemical analyzers.

Biotech Place also is home to a branch of Allegacy Federal Credit Union, and a café, Brioche Doree.

Did You Know?

Wake Forest Biotech Place received gold designation for being built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for green building design, construction, operations and maintenance. For example, Biotech Place conserves energy through its chill beam system, which uses just one-third the traditional amount of power to heat and cool a building.

For information about leasing, please call Will Partin at +1.336.713.1336 or email at

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