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Areva Pharmaceuticals

Project Summary

Entrepreneurs Victor and Irene Swaminathan of Areva Pharmaceuticals chose Shireman to create their administrative offices and global distribution center. Shireman helped select and develop the 24-acre site near Interstate 64 in Harrison County, working closely with Harrison County Economic Development Corporation to create an innovative public-private partnership between Areva and the county.

The 65,000 sq. ft. distribution center and the 24-acre site was a design-build project by Shireman and a team of leading industrial architects in greater Louisville. The building was constructed with innovative pre-cast concrete walls, with a 28’ clear height. Super insulation was sandwiched between concrete slabs allowing Areva a smooth interior wall surface necessary for strict Food and Drug Administration cleanliness standards while providing energy efficiency in a building that must remain climate-controlled. Because the panels were made in a factory offsite, Shireman was able to fast track other areas of the project, achieving Areva’s FDA-mandated move-in date a month early.

Creating Innovative Public-Private Partnership.

Project Stats

  • Innovative Public-Private partnership
  • Custom designed pre-cast concrete walls
  • Strict FDA guidelines achieved
  • Fast track and delivered early
  • On budget

Areva’s Phase I development project had a lot of legal requirements in order to get approval from the USFDA. Through the planning and construction of the project, Jeff Shireman and his team demonstrated professionalism, efficiency, and deep understanding of the legal requirements needed…. We worked as a team and the execution was flawless.

-Victor Swami, Pharmacist and CEO, Areva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.