Contractor named for pharma firm’s new 50,000 sq ft facility

Upperton Pharma Solutions has appointed T-SQUARED as the principal design and build contractor for its new Development and GMP Manufacturing headquarters in Nottingham.

The new site will be built at the recently opened Trent Gateway Business Park in Beeston, less than two miles from Upperton’s current headquarters in Albert Einstein Centre, Nottingham Science Park. The £15m scheme will create 100 jobs.

The 50,000 sq ft facility marks a significant expansion for the company and will incorporate 10 new GMP manufacturing suites, quality control laboratories and dedicated analytical and formulation development laboratories including pilot plant facilities.

It expected that the new facility will be completed towards the end of 2023.

Upperton CEO, Nikki Whitfield, said: “Our new state-of-the-art facility is being built to satisfy our increasing customer demand to extend our service offering further along the drug development pathway. The design and build of a site that can meet our clients’ requirements from a complexity, scale and potency perspective, whilst meeting all the necessary regulatory requirements, is an exciting but significant project therefore we are delighted we have been able to appoint industry leader T-SQUARED to partner with us on this task.”

The Trent Gateway site will have the capability to develop and manufacture a range of dosage forms including oral solid dosage forms, liquids, semi-solids, nasal and inhaled products, allowing it to support early formulation development and provide clinical trial supplies from Phase 1 to Phase 3. The GMP facility layout, equipment and containment capabilities have also been designed to align with larger scale process trains, supporting batch scales of up to 250kg.