Illumina, a San Diego-based provider of sequencing and array-based technologies, has signed a 20-year lease for a 155,000 square foot new and innovative scientific research building in Cambridge, England. The project will provide Illumina a collaborative environment and access to the highly skilled workforce in the dynamic research cluster anchored by Cambridge University.
The project advances state-of-the-art design, with plans to be able to seamlessly expand by 70,000 square feet into a 225,000 square foot building.
"Illumina is proud of its heritage and presence in the Cambridge area, and welcomes the opportunity to continue our strong investment in the U.K.," said Marc Stapley, chief financial officer for Illumina. "This new state-of-the-art European Headquarters will provide enhanced collaboration opportunities for our growing employee base, which is so foundational to Illumina's innovation and success."