Aging infectious disease laboratory moves toward replacement

As critical research on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, plans are in place to construct a new $750 million, state-funded facility to expand researchers’ capacity to prepare the region for future public health crises.

On Wednesday Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the initial design contract for construction firms Gilbane and Turner, based in Providence and New York City respectively, alongside the design firm HOK, headquartered in St. Louis, that will work to create a new health laboratory on the Harriman State Office Campus Complex in Albany.

“Wadsworth has served as a global leader in Covid research throughout the pandemic,” Hochul said in a

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