Merck & Co, Inc.



  • Project Overview
  • Project Details

Lansdale, Pennsylvania

July 2000

205,000 sq. ft.

Construction Management

Torcon has provided construction management services to Merck for the conversion of a large warehouse facility into a corporate office and training center. Torcon’s extended CM services included feasibility analysis, programming, planning, and contract administration. 

The project was completed in distinct phases to meet the occupancy needs of Merck’s divisions and user groups.  The initial phase of work created a national order management center for Merck’s U. S. prescription medicines and was completed in under four months on a fast-track schedule. A 28,000 square foot area was created in a former high-bay warehouse area with high-quality finishes and 100% backup power for both phones and data systems.

The second phase of construction was, itself, completed in two phases. Initially, Torcon built an 85,000 sq. ft. office center to serve as headquarters for Merck’s U.S. Human Health division. The project included new mechanical and electrical infrastructure as well as the introduction of windows in the former warehouse exterior. The new offices allowed for the relocation of 350 people and included a new cafeteria, shipping and receiving areas and a teledata network.

An additional 92,000 square feet of space was fit-out by Torcon to create a full-featured corporate training center. In addition to networked classrooms and dining areas, the training center has a variety of conference facilities with state-of-the-art A/V systems. A four-season garden plaza was also created to introduce outside light into the training center.