Preliminary Plans Approved for Nexus Manufacturing Building Shell
On Monday, November 11, the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission considered and approved preliminary site and operational plans for Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nexus) manufacturing building shell. The request was made by Karl Music, agent with IPS, on behalf of Nexus, for their new pharmaceutical manufacturing building to be located at 10300 128th Avenue in Prairie Highlands Corporate Park.
The approval of the preliminary site and operational plan for the building shell allows Nexus to go vertical with their building. The plan comprises civil site and landscaping drawings, along with architectural designs for the building exterior and interior floor layouts.
This multi-phase, multi-year project is expected to be completed in ten years. Phase one plans consist of constructing an $85 million three-story manufacturing facility, containing approximately 84,450 square feet on the 16-acre property. The first floor of the building will consist of warehousing, inspection, labeling, packaging, utilities, office, lunchroom, maintenance, and locker areas. The second floor is designated for manufacturing with formulation, equipment, component preparation, filling, freeze-drying, and capping activities. The second floor will also house a microbiology lab and an in-process chemistry lab. The third floor of the building will be outfitted with HVAC and equipment control cabinets. Phase one construction is expected to be completed in 2021 and is anticipated to employ 70 full-time and 5 part-time employees working during three shifts. Commercial production is expected to commence in 2022.
Nexus Pharmaceuticals specializes in developing innovative processes to manufacture specialty and generic injectable drugs. The facility will support the production and supply of injectable drugs in an array of therapeutic areas including anesthesia, oncology, cardiovascular, and neurology. The company headquarters are located in Lincolnshire, IL, and Nexus is expanding its business with this manufacturing facility.
Agendas and related documents for the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission meetings are posted to PleasantPrairieWi.gov.