Molnlycke is a design and manufacturer of diverse medical products with origins in Sweden. To expand their US footprint and celebrate their European Heritage, Harriman provided design and engineering services for a new technology-forward manufacturing facility. The program includes a cleanroom production area, two-story office wing, and a warehouse.

The cleanroom area is designed to rigorous ISO level 8 standards – 100,000 particles of micron 0.5 size per cubic foot – and mechanical systems are designed to meet these standards The ISO 8 level environment requires pressure mapping of clean to dirty spaces, tight temperature and humidity control ranges, pre- and final air filtering, and a stratified air flow delivery system that maintains a laminar air flow and particulate control from the ceiling area of the 28,000-sf cleanroom to the low returns located around the base perimeter.

Project Overview




New Construction


80,000 Square Feet

Program Components

Workplace + Manufacturing

Key Contacts

Mark D. Lee, AIA, LEED AP

Harriman designed system redundancy so that all criteria could be met while routine maintenance is performed. Heat recovery ventilation and heat recovery from the various facility processes are captured and used for efficient heating and reheating of spaces or airflows. The cleanroom also features a walkable ceiling that segregates mechanical and electrical systems from the space for ease of service and further protection of sensitive production processes.

Mölnlycke wanted a space that maximized natural lighting where possible, that provided a sense of place, and also acknowledged the company’s European origins. Clean lines and warm materials define the interior spaces. Skylights at the second floor office area along with south facing windows immerse the space in natural light. Using a light color pallet with occasional bold strokes of color, Harriman was able to make maximum use of reflected natural light throughout the work environment. Finally, the building layout, systems, and structure are designed for easy expansion.

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