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JLL Construction awarded $12M Expansion Project for EMD Serono

BOSTON, May 4, 2016 – EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, has selected JLL Construction for their $12 million expansion project in Billerica, MA. The new building will be an expansion of their existing research and development complex and will span more than 30,000 square feet. The facility will accommodate approximately 120 new and current employees whose focus will be on accelerating innovation in R&D, with a focus on oncology, immune-oncology and immunology. 

JLL Construction previously completed work for EMD Serono on their LEED certified Unity and Sagamore buildings at the company’s Billerica Research and Development Institute.

“JLL Construction is proud to continue its partnership as Construction Manager for EMD Serono in its latest efforts to expand its campus in Billerica,” said JLL Project Executive Larry Carpenter. “We are excited to be part of the team, which includes Ellenzweig Architects, BR+A and BSC.”

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, May 2nd and construction is expected to begin in late spring 2016.

Joining Larry on the JLL Construction team will be project manager Brian Keenan, superintendents Dan Browne and Brian LeClerc, and safety officer DonPaul Benzaquin.

About JLL Construction
JLL Construction offers comprehensive services as a construction manager, general contractor and design/builder, completing over 500 diverse assignments annually. With a service reach throughout New England and Philadelphia, JLL Construction delivers construction solutions to an extensive roster of Life Sciences, Higher Education, Government, Corporate, Industrial, Technology, Hospitality, and Residential/Retail clients. Assignments range from smaller interior fit-outs to $100 million mixed-use developments. Their on line portfolio can be viewed at

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $58.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit​