Fit-out specialist Graham has been selected by global molecular diagnostics company QIAGEN to complete a £9.9 million interior fit-out of its new Manchester headquarters.
The company will help to create 92,000 square feet of flexible office, laboratory, and clinical space at the recently constructed Citylabs 2.0 building in Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor innovation district.
The work, comprising a CAT B fit-out over ground plus five levels of accommodation, began in August and is set for completion in May 2021.
Designed by Sheppard Robson, and developed by Bruntwood alongside the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the high-tech development will be QIAGEN’s Centre of Excellence for Precision Medicine once the fit-out is completed.
Graham’s fit-out team is working with real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield to ensure the successful relocation of QIAGEN from its existing base at the Manchester Science Park.
Sue Blanche, Graham’s development director, said: “Our focus is on delivering lasting impact, and this project will do exactly that as it will support QIAGEN and its partners to bring real health benefits to millions of people, while also supporting the creation of thousands of high-quality jobs.”
QIAGEN, which employs 5,200 people in 35 countries, provides testing solutions for the molecular diagnostics and life sciences market. The organisation has been part of Manchester’s scientific community for a decade, during which its Manchester operation became the company’s global hub for the development of companion diagnostics for several new drugs of some of the world’s biggest pharma companies.