30. July 2010 16:41
Pharmaceutical services company Quintiles is to re-locate its European headquarters to a state-of the-art facility in Reading.
The new HQ will open in late 2011 and will house employees from each of its four business areas: clinical, commercial, consulting and capital.
The company hopes that the combined facility will create a higher level of collaboration and effectiveness among Quintiles’ European team.
Dr Dennis Gillings, CBE, Quintiles Chairman and CEO, explained: “Our customers are facing an increasingly complex set of challenges which we refer to as ‘the New Health’. To help our customers succeed in this new landscape, we are constantly looking at how we can raise our game around team work, customer service and quality – three of our core values. This move to a technologically advanced single site will be a big step forward for our highly talented team and the customers they serve.”
The five-storey, 120,000 square foot building at 500 Brook Drive, Green Park, is equipped with advanced technology and was named the winner of the British Council for Offices’ Commercial Workplace Award in May 2010.
The announcement follows the opening of a new laboratory and office facility in Edinburgh 2009 and the expansion of Quintiles’ Phase I facility in London, completed in March 2010.
UK Trade & Investment Chief Executive, Sir Andrew Cahn, commented: “Quintiles’ decision to consolidate their 500 Thames Valley employees at Green Park, and its continued investment in operations in Edinburgh and London, demonstrates the company’s commitment to the UK. We greatly value the benefits these investments bring at a local, regional and national level. The company is a leading player in the healthcare industry and we will be working closely with the company to ensure their long term success in the UK.”