Centres of excellence - Hull

Building our R&D capabilities

We’re excited to be investing not just in our company’s future, but also the future of science in the UK. Our new £105m Centre for Scientific Excellence in Hull is the largest single investment in the company’s history. Once complete, it will be one of RB’s biggest healthcare development centres complementing other major R&D facilities around the world.

“The Centre for Scientific Excellence is a truly exciting project, which reconfirms the relevance of Hull to our global R&D operations.” Sharon James, SVP R&D

State-of-the-art facilities

For us, a great collaborative environment, the right support systems and a workplace that our people can thrive in, is key to success. Our new centre will fuse together world class science and technology so we stay ahead of the game and remain leaders in our field.

The highly sustainable building will house a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) health development facility to support the creation and testing of cutting-edge consumer health innovations.

Formulation Development and Pilot Plant

A suite of new laboratories to enable our healthcare scientists to carry out formulation optimisation at the bench. A large Pilot Plant facility will complement this allowing scale up studies, 1/10 scale manufacturing for regulatory submissions and preparation of clinical trial material.

Analytical and Microbiology Laboratories

New facilities for our analytical and microbiology teams housing the latest equipment, which will allow them to better provide supportive data during both the product development and stability phases.

Stability Testing Suites

Brand new stability testing suites, which will be one of the biggest in Europe, enabling us to better evaluate the performance of our development products up to 3 years after manufacture.

Latest developments

July 2016: We are delighted to announce the appointment of leading global engineering and construction company M+W Group, as the main contractor to design and build our state-of-the-art R&D facility. Groundwork to prepare our site has already begun and this marks the beginning of the construction phase of our development. It is incredibly exciting for everyone involved, as well as the city of Hull and the wider Humber region. Read more here.

Hull: RB's Centre for Scientific Excellence

Driving excitement for science

Our investment goes beyond our building and our people. We want to bring the entire Hull community on the journey, creating a community of scientific excellence. Through local educational initiatives we’re encouraging young people to realise just how exciting a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) led career can really be.

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