DPR Construction Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Manage Build Out of Shire Advance BioHealing Campus in Sorrento Mesa

Construction Scheduled to Begin in 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - DPR Construction (DPR) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to manage the construction of a regenerative medicine campus on behalf of Advanced BioHealing and Shire plc, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, with real estate partner BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. and designers Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects.

The new campus in Sorrento Mesa will expand the operational footprint of Shire's regenerative medicine business, Advanced BioHealing, Inc., and create the increased capacity it needs to meet future demand for its lead product, DERMAGRAFT®, while offering additional space and infrastructure to manufacture new regenerative medicine products.

"This project will generate hundreds of jobs, including much needed construction jobs, during the build out over the new two years, and we are honored to be a part of it," said Jay Leopold, Regional Manager of DPR's San Diego office. "We look forward to working with the project partners to implement our High Performance Team strategies and create a model facility for attracting more biomedical business here in San Diego."

Phase I of the site development will be in excess of 150,000 square feet and will house the company's manufacturing and associated support operations, commercial operations, corporate, and administrative functions. Preconstruction and design is underway with construction scheduled to begin in 2013. Initial occupancy is targeted for 2014.

About DPR Construction
DPR Construction, named by FORTUNE as #13 of the "100 Best Companies To Work For," is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in life science, healthcare, corporate office, advanced technology and higher education projects. A privately held, employee-owned company, DPR has grown to more than $1 billion in annual revenue, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation. Locally, DPR is a perennial Top 5 general contractor with annual revenue averaging well over $200 million in projects ranging from $5k to $600M. DPR's San Diego office is located at 5010 Shoreham Place, San Diego, CA 92122. For more information about DPR, visit: www.dpr.com.

Contact Information:

Audrey Doherty
Chemistry Public Relations