Cook Regentec Opens Indianapolis Facility

The Cook Group company transformed a former beer warehouse part of 16 Tech Innovation District into a modern research and development facility.
Cook Regentec’s Indianapolis facility, an adaption of a former beer warehouse

Cook Regentec, a Cook Group company, has opened its first facility in Indianapolis. The firm has adapted a former beer warehouse into a 22,000- square-foot research center featuring a modern, collaborative office space and adjacent laboratory areas.

The center is part of 16 Tech Innovation District, which is also home to the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indiana School of Medicine, the latter having recently become a partner of Cook Regentec. The two teams will work from a 6,000-square-foot idea lab on new technologies in the fields of cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

The live-play-work community at 16 Tech spans from 10th St. to 16th St. along Indiana Avenue and is approximately 10 miles from Duke Realty’s upcoming headquarters. It offers 2 million square feet of office and lab space, multifamily units, a hotel, restaurants and several entertainment venues. The work spaces are surrounded by more than 15 acres of green space which include four parks, three miles of walking and biking trails and access to the city’s waterways.

According to the community’s website, 16 Tech has recently begun or will begin construction on four buildings—office and residential—partially financed via a $38 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.