Research and Development Centre

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The discovery and development of new drugs that sustainably improve the lives of patients is one of the core tasks of our research. The construction of the new research centre at the company’s headquarters in Basel creates the necessary state-of-the-art research infrastructure.

At the heart of our planning is an inspiring and innovation-promoting working environment that simplifies communication and cooperation and allows us to react flexibly to changes and future development priorities.

The investment of around CHF 1.2 billion is also a clear commitment to Switzerland as a business location.

The Research and Development Centre in figures

Completion End of 2023 (planned)
Investment volume Around CHF 1.2 billion
Height

Building 4: 18 m, 4 floors

Building 5: 26 m, 6 floors

Building 6: 72 m, 16 floors

Building 7: 114 m, 26 floors

On the 3rd to 6th basement level, there is an underground car park and a spacious bicycle cellar with space for around 900 cars and around 1,400 bicycles.

Workstations Around 1,800 modern office and laboratory workstations

Our new research and development centre will provide modern office and laboratory workstations.

The laboratory high-rises, Building 6 and Building 7, are each divided into three-storey units to create smaller “research biotopes”, each with around 140 scientists from different disciplines.

Building 5 is an office building and will offer a variety of different work opportunities thanks to a modern office concept.

Building 4 will be used as a Convention Centre. The auditorium on the ground floor will have capacity for around 200 people for lectures, conferences and seminars. In addition, Building 4 will contain two smaller rooms, each with 50 seats, as well as a large number of meeting rooms.

An important building block for successful research is an identity-building environment. By linking all four buildings on the ground floor, a green outdoor area and the open office and laboratory concept, an open and transparent working environment is created that promotes exchange and thus boosts innovation.

Impressions of the Research and Development Centre

  • The new research centre at the company’s headquarters in Basel will create the necessary state-of-the-art research infrastructure. The idea is to provide an inspiring and innovation-promoting working environment.
    The new research centre at the company’s headquarters in Basel will create the necessary state-of-the-art research infrastructure. The idea is to provide an inspiring and innovation-promoting working environment.
  • The four buildings of our future research centre, which is due for completion at the end of 2023. View from Grenzacherstrasse.
    The four buildings of our future research centre, which is due for completion at the end of 2023. View from Grenzacherstrasse.
  • The Research and Development Centre will house around 1,800 modern office and laboratory workstations. Building 6 and Building 7 will contain the laboratories. Laboratory tower blocks are a rarity worldwide.
    The Research and Development Centre will house around 1,800 modern office and laboratory workstations. Building 6 and Building 7 will contain the laboratories. Laboratory tower blocks are a rarity worldwide.
  • Insight into an open and modular laboratory environment.
    Insight into an open and modular laboratory environment.
  • The auditorium in the Convention Centre (Building 4) will have capacity for around 200 guests.
    The auditorium in the Convention Centre (Building 4) will have capacity for around 200 guests.
  • The “Science Square” connects the buildings of the research centre to the other buildings inside the northern section of our site on Grenzacherstrasse. Its area is comparable to that of Münsterplatz in Basel.
    The “Science Square” connects the buildings of the research centre to the other buildings inside the northern section of our site on Grenzacherstrasse. Its area is comparable to that of Münsterplatz in Basel.