A business and technical park is being created in Dagenham, which will include 6.87 ha of laboratories, clean rooms and sterile manufacturing buildings.
The plans were announced by the SOG Group, which has purchased the facilities from global pharmaceutical company Sanofi, following the closure of the firm’s manufacturing plant in 2013.
The site has been rebranded as londoneast-uk, where buildings will be available for immediate occupation. It is to become the sister site to The Heath in Runcorn, Cheshire, also owned by SOG.
John Lewis, managing director of SOG Group, said: “Our vision is to make londoneast-uk every bit as successful as our operation at The Heath, by offering the ideal solution for scientific businesses needing immediate access to high quality laboratory and clean room space in London.
“We will be marketing londoneast-uk around the globe, to attract inward investment from cutting-edge scientific businesses who can access fantastic facilities right in the heart of the greatest capital city in the world.”
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