The NC Research Campus is situated on 350-acres in downtown Kannapolis just north of Charlotte, NC. The NC Research Campus has built-out over one million square feet of laboratory, office and medical space. The Campus offers a selection of move-in ready Class A laboratories and office space and will work with organizations to build-out to space to meet their specific needs. Surrounding the campus’ main buildings are build-to-suit sites that are complete with utilities and access to main roads and highways. Download a map of the NCRC.
The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is across the street from the NCRC Medical Plaza. The two buildings anchor the NC Research Campus’ medical corridor. CHA is the provider of public health services and education in Cabarrus and southern Rowan counties. They are one of the few Nationally Certified public health departments in the country.
The 311,000-square-foot David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building houses the David H. Murdock Research Institute as well as the NCRC’s Ready-t0-Use Laboratory Suites, Dole Food Company, Endev Laboratories, Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center and UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Research and Services. The atrium and event room are the central gathering place of the campus where seminars, conferences and special events are held.
At the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute research is advancing the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables to benefit consumers, farmers and the North Carolina economy. The Dole Nutrition Institute, the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory and UNC Charlotte Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics share the building.
The 62,0000-square-foot training center provides hands-on opportunities to work in modern laboratory facilities with modern equipment. Students earn an applied science degree in biotechnology that qualifies them to work as lab technicians, research assistants or quality control associates. Many students complete internships and find jobs in labs across campus. Next door to this facility, Rowan-Cabarrus is building an Advanced Technology Center.
The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute is dedicated to the development of personalized nutrition. The NC Central University Nutrition Research Program, the UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research and the NCA&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies are the other research centers in the building. Lettuce Eat Cafe is on the first floor and offers breakfast and lunch to the campus and community.
NC State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) operates a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse complex about one mile from the campus that supports the research of the PHHI’s plant breeders. Space is also available for outside researchers and campus partners conducting plant studies.
The City of Kannapolis municipal center and police headquarters centralizes administration of city departments with a customer service center, the police department headquarters, City Council chamber and the Laureate Center, meeting and conference space.
This building is organized in three primary parts, the generator yard, the boiler room and the chiller room. The generator yard provides power in case of a power outage and supports the ongoing power needs of buildings on campus. The boiler and chiller room produce the needed quantities of hot and cold water for campus.
Sensory Spectrum, Castle and Cooke North Carolina and the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions are examples of campus partners located in neighboring downtown Kannapolis, which is undergoing a major revitalization to add new residential, restaurant, shopping and entertainment options.