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NCI Announces New Location in Shady Grove to Open in 2013

  • Updated: 09/10/2012

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the selection of a new, expanded administrative and program campus. The chosen location is in the Shady Grove region at the southwest corner of the intersection of Medical Center Drive and Key West Avenue in Rockville, Maryland.

The General Services Administration (GSA) determined the new campus location in close consultation with NIH and NCI. The selections were based on a rigorous, year-long competitive bidding process conducted by GSA.

While NCI's clinical program will remain on the NIH campus, the Shady Grove location will accommodate approximately 2,100 NCI staff who currently occupy the Executive Plaza campus and Helgerman Court building. NCI staff will move beginning February 2013 over a six-month period into two new office buildings with a connector wing containing 490,000 net square feet of usable space.

“The new campus will allow for growth in NCI’s scientific research and for expansion of its current and new programs,” noted Daryl Paunil, P.E., director, NCI Office of Space and Facilities Management. “These first-class facilities will be designed to allow for easier renovations and new configurations to foster more scientific collaboration.”

The campus site is conveniently accessible from several exits off Interstate 270 and will be located about six miles north of NCI’s current Executive Plaza location. In addition, the new campus will have Metrobus and Ride-On stops on or near campus. The nearby Shady Grove Metrorail station will be serviced by Ride-On bus.

“The buildings will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified which means that NCI employees will be working in some of the most environmentally-friendly workspaces in the Washington metropolitan area,” explained Daryl Paunil.