Construction on Merck's London research hub set to begin in April 2023
Six years after first laying out the plans for a $1.3 billion, 220,000 square-foot London research hub, Merck will finally break ground on the new center in April of this year, according to the newly-appointed principal contractor.
Mace, chosen by London-based developer Precis Group, said in a news release on Tuesday that the 10-story center will be completed in 2025. It will be housed within Belgrove House on Euston Road across from King’s Cross railway station, right inside London’s Knowledge Quarter. Eventually, about 800 researchers and office staff will work at Merck’s London Discovery Research Centre, according to the contractor, including people in marketing, finance and administration.
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