Press Releases

Erland Construction Partners with EMD Serono and PM Group to Design and Construct New Lab

Billerica, MA – EMD Serono has selected Erland, PM Group, and BR+A Consulting Engineers to renovate 15,000sf of space within the Bourne Building. The new lab will contribute to the company’s ongoing commitment to providing medicines, drug-delivery devices, and support services for patients with difficult-to-treat diseases.

The space will require a significant electrical and connectivity upgrade. Erland will also overhaul the existing mechanicals, HVAC, and plumbing systems to accommodate the new lab’s layout. New ductwork, fume hoods, and sinks will be installed. 

“This project represents a unique opportunity for us to be involved in an essential part of cutting-edge science and discoveries,” said Matt Combs, Erland’s Advanced Technology/Life Sciences Group Manager. “We are proud to have been selected by EMD Serono and look forward to returning to their campus and fulfilling their vision for this space.”

In addition to the renovation, Erland will convert a section of existing lab space into a temporary dry lab area that will be used to build and stage lab equipment. Off-hours work during demolition will be required to minimize disruption to EMD Serono’s ongoing operations. 

“We value the relationship we have built with Erland over the last seven years,” said Chris Nesman, Head, Facilities Management at EMD Serono. “They are invested in our culture and mission, and we couldn’t ask for a better team member to help us bring the future of lab operations to our facility.”

About Erland Construction
Over the past 47 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors, including advanced technology/life sciences, academic, corporate, commercial, residential, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit