A Premier Mid-Atlantic Science Park

Owned by Ventas and developed by Wexford Science + Technology, the Hershey Center for Applied Research attracts cutting-edge researchers and businesses to its science park located nearby prominent cities and Penn State University facilities.

The Hershey Center for Applied Research, whose technology park includes a state-of-the-art 80,000-square-foot facility, is home to a variety of domestic and international research teams and businesses that further the advancement of scientific goals on a daily basis. The facility, located at 1214 Research Boulevard and constructed using earth-friendly principles, opened for business in May 2007.

Tenants include a variety of academic and private enterprises, including teams from Penn State University’s College of Medicine. HCAR stands alone in the Mid-Atlantic by offering both dry and wet laboratory space for lease to industries focused on the life and food sciences, information and clean technologies and nanotechnology.

A Science Park with a Unique Collaborative Cultures

HCAR management operates under the philosophy that successful modern scientific enterprises require networking and collaborative opportunities in order to thrive. In addition to cutting-edge building specifications, HCAR prides itself on helping its tenants build positive working relationships with each other, resulting in a nurturing community in which growth and achievement is mutually beneficial.

HCAR Expansion Plans

HCAR has set the standard in the Hershey, PA area for business office space and scientific research facilities. As a result of the spike in demand for accommodations, plans are now in place for the construction of Building Two at the 165-acre science park. The move to expand reflects the success and reputation of our research campus and innovative Building One, which currently includes the region’s only prepared wet and dry laboratory facilities.

The ability of all tenants to share resources, such as conference rooms as well as lobby and security expenses, enables each enterprise’s focus to remain on achieving scientific goals and results rather than administrative tasks. Tenants can utilize existing space as-is or request build-to-suit modifications in both Building One and Building Two. Building Two plans are in the development phase.

Building a Solid Foundation for Futures Businesses

Construction at HCAR adheres to three basic principles that are in line with the project’s original goals and standards. The first and foremost guiding principle is the creation of a premier technology park with superior buildings, landscape and infrastructure in Hershey. Secondly, construction should adhere to green environmental attributes in order to protect the area’s natural resources. Finally, the site should reflect local architectural context, which includes its reputation as the gateway to central Pennsylvania.

The Hershey Center for Applied Research is now accepting new tenants that align with its goal and will benefit in its collaborative culture. Contact HCAR today to schedule a guided tour of the property, or inquire about office leasing and laboratory rental availability.

Technology Park Offers Innovative Space Solutions to Research and Technology Tenants

Located in Central Pennsylvania, The Hershey Center for Applied Research is the East Coast’s premier up-and-coming technology park catering to both domestic and international tenants.

Facilitating effective knowledge transfer among the life science and technology communities is the goal of the Hershey Center for Applied Research, home to a wide variety of office spaces that cater to the world’s highest performing scientists and businessmen.

The technology park’s available space includes both dry and wet labs, unique in the Mid-Atlantic. The Center’s close proximity to Penn State University is a major benefit to science and technology startups, providing access to world-class knowledge and support in addition to cutting edge facilities. Penn State University operates the College of Medicine in addition to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Another popular draw of the business and technology research park is its location within a short distance to the metropolitan hubs of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Being in the center of it all in a modern complex such as HCAR assures tenants have accesses to a thorough mix of a well-educated and diverse employee talent with the draw of a high quality local lifestyle.

Wexford Science + Technology built the HCAR facilities with environmentally sound construction practices in mind. Regionally-recycled steel was used for the building structure, and the construction also features a highly efficient, reflective white ThermoPlastic Olefin (TPO) roof system — a system that reduces heat islands to manage microclimate change impacts, as well as overall energy consumption and emissions.

The science park in Hershey, PA is designed to provide everything both established businesses and technology startups require for success. On-site features and amenities include technology suites, lab space and common resources such as security and conference space. A built-to-suit office space option makes it possible to accommodate both small businesses and large research teams. Should a prospective tenant require detailed office specifications, HCAR specializes in creating a customized solution that efficiently meets their unique demands.


Technology Park Offers Innovative Space Solutions to Research and Technology Tenants

Located in Central Pennsylvania, The Hershey Center for Applied Research is the East Coast’s premier up-and-coming technology park catering to both domestic and international tenants.

Facilitating effective knowledge transfer among the life science and technology communities is the goal of the Hershey Center for Applied Research, home to a wide variety of office spaces that cater to the world’s highest performing scientists and businessmen.

The technology park’s available space includes both dry and wet labs, unique in the Mid-Atlantic. The Center’s close proximity to Penn State University is a major benefit to science and technology startups, providing access to world-class knowledge and support in addition to cutting edge facilities. Penn State University operates the College of Medicine in addition to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Another popular draw of the business and technology research park is its location within a short distance to the metropolitan hubs of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Being in the center of it all in a modern complex such as HCAR assures tenants have accesses to a thorough mix of a well-educated and diverse employee talent with the draw of a high quality local lifestyle.

Wexford Science + Technology built the HCAR facilities with environmentally sound construction practices in mind. Regionally-recycled steel was used for the building structure, and the construction also features a highly efficient, reflective white ThermoPlastic Olefin (TPO) roof system — a system that reduces heat islands to manage microclimate change impacts, as well as overall energy consumption and emissions.

The science park in Hershey, PA is designed to provide everything both established businesses and technology startups require for success. On-site features and amenities include technology suites, lab space and common resources such as security and conference space. A built-to-suit office space option makes it possible to accommodate both small businesses and large research teams. Should a prospective tenant require detailed office specifications, HCAR specializes in creating a customized solution that efficiently meets their unique demands.


HCAR Blends Building Management with Business Enhancement Best Practices

A key factor that attracts top tenants to HCAR is the management staff’s ability to facilitate important business partnerships. Wexford and HCAR realize that successful property management in the 21st century incorporates not only the latest in construction innovation, but also serves each tenant’s business model, ensuring mutual successful growth.

Expansion plans for building a second HCAR facility on campus are currently underway to accommodate the rising demand for premier office space in the region. Parties interested in learning more about the research park and available office space for lease should contact HCAR directly to schedule a tour.