An artist’s rendering of Merck’s UK research hub (Merck)

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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