31. August 2011 12:47
Astellas will move its base of UK operations from its premises in Stains, Middlesex, to a new facility in Chertsey, Surrey.
The pharma company is believed to have paid around £17 million for the 90,000 square foot building, which is currently occupied by software company EA Games.
The agreement will also include an adjacent 100,000 square foot office development and will house the workforce which currently stands at more than 250 employees.
The company has also sold a research centre in Tokyo for more than 10bn YEN, excluding tax, to improve asset efficiency through reduction and liquidation of assets, the company says.