Pharma firm to create 150 jobs at new HQ

Work has begun on Upperton Pharma Solutions’ new 50,000 sq ft development and GMP manufacturing HQ in Nottinghamshire – a facility which, once complete, will eventually deliver around 150 additional full-time jobs.

The contract development and manufacturing organisation is working in collaboration with design and build contractor T-SQUARED on the project, with the firms officially breaking ground at the Trent Gateway site on 3 January.

The facility – situated in Beeston less than two miles from Upperton’s current HQ – is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023.

Upperton CEO Nikki Whitfield said: “Breaking ground on our new state-of-the-art manufacturing and development headquarters is without doubt one of the most important milestones in our company’s twenty-year history. This plant has been in the planning for almost twelve months, so to see the plans finalised and work start on the site is hugely satisfying not only to us as a business, but also for our customers as we can now offer them a seamless transition from early development to clinical trials and commercial manufacturing, all at the one site.”

Picture shows (L-R): Richard Johnson, Ian Lafferty, Nikki Whitfield, Stephen Heyes and Kris Carr

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