The construction and property development group Kier have completed the construction of a Global Centre of Innovation and UK Headquarters on behalf of the company Infineum in Didcot, Oxfordshire.
The new multi-million pound centre was officially opened at a ceremony that was attended by representatives and employees from both Infineum and Kier.
The new facility covers an expanse of some 33,500sq ft and features facilities such as new laboratories for research and development, collaborative meeting spaces, office space, and a new restaurant, providing the infrastructure that will be necessary for Infineum to continue innovating new technologies.
The new development has also created more than 50 new jobs in the local area for chemists and engineers, helping the local economy and encouraging increased industrial investment in Oxfordshire.
The Managing Director at Kier Regional Building Central, Mark Pausey stated: “We have worked closely and collaboratively with Infineum for the duration of the build.
“As with all of our projects, we have prioritised safety at every aspect of the build, employing a full-time safety manager and working closely with the clients team of safety professionals.
“We are thrilled to be handing this project over, allowing innovation to thrive and employees to research and develop new products in Infineum’s brand-new high spec laboratories.”
The Project Manager at Infineum, Laura Salamon added: “We at Infineum are extremely proud of our new global Centre of Innovation, which is a state-of-the-art new building encompassing new laboratories for research and development equipped with the latest technologies, a variety of collaborative meeting spaces with innovative design throughout, offices and a new restaurant for all employees and visitors.
“We have received universal enthusiastic praise from all our colleagues about the high quality of the finishes and how well the space was designed, meeting all the project deliverables.”
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