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Plans in for pharmaceutical research HQ in Central London

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Mace has been appointed as principal contractor by London-based developer Precis Group to deliver pharmaceutical company MSD’s UK headquarters and discovery centre on Euston Road, central London.

The specialised life sciences centre will create over 1,000 construction jobs and, once complete, it will be used for breakthrough research focusing on diseases of ageing and human biology to discover new life-saving medicines.

Alongside the specialised life science space, it will also deliver meaningful benefits for the local community including an education and outreach centre, publicly accessible auditorium and a new step-free entrance for King’s Cross station.

Designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), the ten-storey development will deliver circa 16,700m2 of net lettable space for MSD.

It has been designed using sustainable materials and includes an innovative double-skin façade to reduce solar gain. Carbon emissions generated through construction, operation and future fit-out will be reduced.

Construction will begin in April, with completion expected at the end of 2025.

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