New ECU Life Sciences Building officially opening after delay

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) РEast Carolina University’s new Life Sciences and Biotech Building is finally officially opening after the university had approved days added to the project as a result of weather, Covid and supply chain delays in materials.

The $90-million 4-story building at the corner of East 10th Street and Evans Street has been under construction since 2019. It has over 141,000 square feet of space and will be the home for the ECU Department of Biology and ECU researchers.

ECU says the original contract completion date was July 14, 2021. 79 days were added due to weather and 22 due to scope, carrying the project completion to Nov 22.

A ribbon-cutting will be on Thursday at 10 a.m., according to a release from the Greenville ENC Alliance.

The new building was funded through the Connect NC Bond referendum that voters approved back in 2016.

The university says the project is on budget.

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