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Where Philadelphia’s discovery ecosystem will grow into life-altering outcomes for all. An unprecedented moment for development is here - and we’re looking for the right partner.

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A Place
for Progress


Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus is a premiere opportunity for development partners to cultivate a world-class urban campus for modern cell and gene therapy bioproduction alongside the momentum of Philadelphia’s life sciences sector.


When successfully realized, this place will be a competitive home for the nation’s leading biomanufacturers and the advancement of cures.

Neighboring the core research institutions and drug development firms of University City in the heart of the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District, LSBC is bounded by the beauty and biodiversity of the riverfront, a historic botanic garden and the community of Kingsessing in Southwest Philadelphia.

PIDC is seeking development partners to bring an in-demand solution to an elite U.S. biocluster driving diverse and inclusive economic growth for our City, and enhancing the riverfront district for all Philadelphians to enjoy. 

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39°56'20.4"N 75°12'25.9"W

North Site
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39°55'41.7"N 75°12'52.0"W

South Site
Site Details
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1MSF in CGT development potential


Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus is 40 acres of land across two 20 acre sites within the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District, a master-planned district anchored by the existing Pennovation Works campus.


The North and South sites of LSBC provide exceptional scale for modern cell and gene therapy (CGT) production and are prepared for immediate development.







   Fast-Growing Life Sciences Ecosystem

Philadelphia is home to 45 drug development companies, 15 world class medical institutions and all-time high investment. Philadelphia leads the U.S. in NIH grants for cell and gene therapy today, with room for incredible growth ahead.

    Unmatched Location Opportunity

With Philadelphia’s strategic position at the heart of the U.S. eastern seaboard and proximity within the city to centers of industry and academics, LSBC boasts an incredible location with unmatched access. Interstates and an international airport can connect products to the world in minutes.

Philadelphia is a booming artistic, cultural, educational, and culinary destination. Within this world-class city, LSBC will provide a unique riverfront campus environment supportive of health and wellness.

    Infrastructure Investments

Key city-led investments enhancing the area surrounding LSBC include over 10 acres of new riverfront trail and the installation of a pedestrian bridge that will allow foot and bike access to Pennovation Campus and connection to Center City.


Kingsessing’s Lindbergh Avenue Corridor is also undergoing road and transit improvements to support future commerce amongst other neighborhood revitalization investments.

    Operational Advantage

Philadelphia is the 6th most populous city in the country with a historical pharma base that means PhD, biotechnician and graduate pipelines for talent are exceptionally robust. Numerous workplace development programs are already at work preparing for the demand of tomorrow.


Locating in Philadelphia is both affordable for recruits and companies when compared to other leading U.S. bioclusters.

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A pivotal life science center in the vibrant heart of Philly



We have some of the best hospitals, six medical schools and significant research infrastructure within universities.

Dr. Parviz Shamlou

Executive Director + Vice President

Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing

An Ecosystem of Growth

This historic opportunity represents the culmination of more than a decade of collaboration and community engagement in the Kingsessing community of Southwest Philadelphia to bring together the pieces of an aging industrial waterfront and conceive a better future that would benefit all.

PIDC envisions a Philadelphia economy that is growing, diversified, and inclusive, producing a high quality of life for all residents, businesses, visitors, and workers. To that end, PIDC deploys its resources to address racial inequality and poverty in Philadelphia and actively seeks development partners aligned with this commitment.


We're looking for the right partner.

Qualified development partners please register your interest to receive the Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus Request for Qualifications and you will be granted immediate access to download the RFQ.


Submissions are requested by October 14th.

For all other inquiries contact the marketing team:

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