"Eisai believes that integrating all company functions on a single site will improve quality, efficiency and productivity through the process of 'Knowledge Creation' which is the principle at the heart of our decision to bring together all our European operations on a single site in the UK. This in turn contributes towards achieving our corporate mission of human health care (hhc) which aims to help improve the lives of patients and their families by developing innovative medicines as quickly as possible."
Mr Haruo Naito, President and CEO, Eisai Co., Ltd.
The EKC represents one of Eisai’s biggest ever single capital projects and fulfils the company’s long held ambition to bring teams from across its business together on one site for the first time.
The aim is to stimulate knowledge creation between teams – from those who create products through research and clinical trials, to those who produce, market and sell them – by bringing them together on one site with all the necessary support functions.
The EKC is a modern and flexible working environment which both provides specialist facilities and encourages teams to meet, talk and work together.
There are four separate buildings on the EKC’s Hatfield site:
A common pallet of materials and colours gives the site a cohesive feel. The maximum building height is 20 metres and materials have been carefully used and plant rooms set back on roofs to reduce the visual impact of the larger buildings. Colours and finishes for the interior of the buildings are in a pallet of greys, blues and pinks to reflect Eisai’s corporate colours.
All of the facilities have been designed with disabled employees and visitors in mind.