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
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.
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.
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.
We’ve challenged university students across the UK to solve future consumer health problems. Winners will get £5,000 towards their university education plus a paid summer placement at our new CfSE.
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Each year school students across Hull are invited to design a health product for RB brands in a 'Dragon's Den' style competition.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of science as a fun and engaging subject that can lead to a great career.
Just like RB, the city of Hull is a place that dares to be different and one where our company has a long-standing heritage. Rooted in culture and filled with surprises, it has something for everyone from the historic old town and the museum quarter, to the impressive Humber Bridge. With strong employment, great schools and a choice of universities in the region, Hull offers an abundance of opportunity for families of all sizes, young and old.