Discovery Station

180 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA 94080


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Property Highlights



Property Size

840,000 sq ft


South San Francisco, CA


Life Science

Property Management


Situated right in the bustling El Camino corridor of South San Francisco. Discovery Station is a mixed-use development that combines 840,000 SF purpose-built laboratory space across three buildings, 75,000 SF of retail options including a 24-hour Safeway, and modern residential offerings, all within a vibrant, interconnected community.

This visionary development offers an expansive 14.5-acre canvas alive with potential, where people at the forefront of science are constantly inspired by the human experiences unfolding within this dynamic campus environment.

The mixed-use development project also includes 75,000 square feet of retail space that will be home to a 24-hour Safeway, 10,000 square feet of retail shops in addition, an adjacent 2-acre parcel proposed to be entitled for 150 – 200 multifamily units. 

Construction of the Safeway Center anticipated to commence Q3 2024 with an anticipated within 18 months thereafter.

Here’s where innovation is inspired by human connections

This unique campus of mixed-use serves the strong demand for high quality lab space with top notch lab infrastructure that inspires discovery and retail space that this neighborhood has longed for. Conveniently connected Discovery Station offers seamless accessibility.

  1. Prime location conveniently fronting El Camino Real and located a half a mile from Hwy 380 which connects to highways 101 and 280

  2. BART within walking distance just 3 blocks away, Caltrain 1 mile, and SFO International airport 2.2 miles from the site

  3. Discovery Station Shuttle (5 min to Caltrain and BART)

  4. Thousands of new multi-family units within a 5-minute walk from campus

  5. Over 1.3 million square feet of amenity rich retail, including the 969,000 square foot tanforan regional shopping center and the 278,000 square foot San Bruno Town Center with a wide variety of retail and bountiful dining options 

Discovery Station will be a vigorous hub of innovation, purpose-built to house world-leading laboratories and premier research facilities. State-of-the-art labs that integrate cutting-edge technology with eco-conscious sustainability will provide a dynamic platform for next-generation scientific exploration.

What sets Discovery Station apart is not only its trailblazing labs but the vibrant community that surrounds them. Imagine a lively campus and a close-knit community where scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs thrive as professionals and as neighbors. A place where bright, ambitious people share a sense of purpose - pursuing breakthroughs that can radically transform human health and well-being. Where they can do their best work while staying closely connected to the human lives that inspire it.

  1. Onsite resturant and Bar

  2. Conference facilities, indoor - outdoor lounges and collaborative areas throughout the campus

  3. First class onsite Fitness Center and locker room with showers

  4. Large private roof terraces in each building

  5. 24-hour Safeway and retail featuring a Chipolte, coffee shop, and brick oven pizza resturant

  6. Bike barn, shower, and locker facilities in each building

  7. Designed to LEED Gold and WELL Certified

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