Fujifilm expands into Wilton Centre
World-leading FUJIFILM is moving into Wilton Centre
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world leading developer and manufacturer of biologics-based medicines, has taken 15,000 sq ft of space at The Wilton Centre on a new 10 year lease.
The company is expanding its development facilities, presently located in Billingham, by equipping two floors at the Centre.
It has more than 25 years of experience in process development and manufacturing, employs 1,200 people worldwide and also has facilities in North Carolina and Texas in the United States.
“FUJIFILM is committed to growing its contract development and manufacturing business rapidly to fulfil the global demand for biopharmaceuticals,” states Paul Found, COO of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, UK.
“Our expansion into the Centre has allowed us to efficiently increase our development capabilities in the UK. Wilton Centre offers us access to high quality laboratory space with great supporting infrastructure which are critical to effectively meet our customers’ needs."
Steve Duffield, Wilton Centre’s Site Director said: .“This is great news for FUJIFILM, the Wilton Centre and the whole of Teesside, with the expansion of a world leading company in the region.
“FUJIFILM is exactly the sort of occupier we want to attract to the Wilton Centre to make use of our unique combination of office, laboratory and process development space.
"The Centre’s owners. Angelo Gordon and Trinity Investment Management, which acquired the business park in March 2016, are especially keen to see leading scientific research and development businesses at the Wilton Centre and at their other science and technology parks in the UK."
This is one of the most significant lettings at the Wilton Centre in the past decade. It follows hard on the heels of Faraday Training Group taking 36,000 sq ft at for a new training centre.