£300m GSK Factory could Create Hundreds

The international Pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have indicated that Barnard Castle in County Durham as one of the three possible locations for its first UK-based biopharmaceutical factory, potentially bringing hundreds of new science and pharmaceutical jobs to the area. The other possible sites for the factory are in Stevenage, in Hertfordshire, and Ulverston, in Cumbria.

A spokesman from the GSK plant in Barnard Castle said: “It is far too early to say when or where a biopharm plant would be built. GSK will consider a range of options as its pipeline of new biopharmaceutical products progresses and as implementation of the Patent Box scheme gets closer. The timing of the decision on where to build a biopharmaceutical plant is dependent upon the progress through GSK Research and Development of new biopharmaceutical products which is difficult to predict. It is certainly not likely to be taken in the short term.”

The new Biopharmaceutical factory has the potential to bring hundreds of new science and pharmaceutical jobs to the area. With an office in Durham and access to all the latest scientific vacancies in the area, CK Science is well placed to help you find the perfect science job for you. To contact our specialist scientific recruitment consultants based in Durham, please click here.

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