In Focus: Gateway Park's First Building


Gateway Park is an 11-acre mixed-use, life sciences-based campus adjacent to downtown Worcester that WPI is developing with the Worcester Business Development Corporation. The first building to be completed at Gateway Park, the WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, will serve as the focal point for graduate education and research in the life sciences and related engineering fields at WPI.

The Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center consists of two connected structures at 60-68 Prescott Street. The first is a new laboratory building that hosts advanced research in such areas as regenerative medicine, molecular nanotechnology and biosensors, plant systems, tissue engineering, and untethered healthcare. The second is a renovated industrial building that provides space for faculty and administrative offices, meeting rooms, and other amenities.

Most of the center is occupied by WPI; the remainder is being leased to businesses and commercial entities. WPI tenants include faculty researchers from four academic departments, the WPI Bioengineering Institute, and the WPI Division of Corporate and Professional Education.

Learn more about this major investment both in the future of life science research and education at WPI and the economic development of central Massachusetts.

  • View a PowerPoint presentation about Gateway Park and the advantages the development offers companies and organizations that choose to locate there.
  • Read a news release about the selection of Gateway Park LLC as a finalist for a 2007 Excellence in Economic Development Award from the Economic Development Administration.
  • Read about other awards that have been bestowed upon Gateway Park for environmental remediation and historical preservation.
  • Watch radio and television programs featuring Gateway Park and the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center.
  • Read this story in WPI's magazine about the scientific research that the new building is designed to support and about the laboratories, which are designed to foster collaboration among researchers from different departments and fields.
  • Read about the Gateway Park Incubator, a facility in the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center operated by Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) to nurture biotechnology and biomedical start-ups.