SANTA CLARA, CA-Life science construction projects will increase significantly this year over last and will continue to fuel development in the coming years, a major player in the industry says. Locally based Skyline Construction says that the projects it is involved with—including a University of Hawaii cancer research facilty—highlight the future growth that can be expected in the life sciences segment of commercial real estate development.

Says David Hayes, CEO and president of Skyline Construction, “We anticipate that life science construction projects will increase significantly this year over last. We are well-positioned to be a strong player in this growing market both in the Bay Area and throughout the country.” In November 2009, the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, one of 60 National Cancer Institute facilities nationwide, selected Skyline Construction’s Life Science and Technology Division to develop and manage a project that will include the design and construction of a 150,000-square-foot, four-story LEED Gold certified building next to the John A. Burns School of Medicine on the University of Hawaii at Mānoa’s campus.

With a budget of approximately $120 million, the CRCH will use the facility to conduct research for cancer cures. The project is funded by the State of Hawaii and is under University of Hawaii control. Skyline will provide development and project management along with the Kobayashi Group, a Honolulu-based developer. The project s scheduled for completion by the end of 2012.

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