UCB Pharma R&D Campus, Surrey, UK
The development of a new research and development centre for global pharmaceutical company UCB, relocating its ‘early discovery’ facilities from Slough to a 19-hectare campus in Surrey.
Works include extensive refurbishment and remodelling of the existing manor house and buildings, and a new three-story timber building, which replaces an existing building wing. The central new 2,870 m2 collaboration hub will connect at lower ground level to other buildings in the complex. This will transform access to laboratories, create new collaborative workspace, and enable the organisation to come together in one campus.
Heatherwick Studio is the design lead. They work closely with Veretec, who are responsible for design delivery and appointment of most other sub-consultants.