You may have seen in the local media that there are plans for us to move our UK HQ in Leeds in the not too far distance future.
It will still be in the heart of Leeds, just a 5-10minute walk away from the central train station. It means we can consolidate our two sites currently in Leeds into one and double in size, creating lots of new jobs in the city, as well as improving the overall experience for our valued volunteers. The refurbishment project will bring jobs in construction and fitting-out to the city, as well as staff to the unit.
State of the art building
The new unit will be located in Drapers Yard on Marshall Street in the Temple area of the city. It will have the capacity for a 100-bed clinic, which is a third more than we have currently at our Hyde street site.
The newly refurbished Drapers Yard will be state of the art building with fantastic facilities. It will also introduce an increased number of free car parking spaces for staff and volunteers.
Leeds – at the forefront of medical advancements
“The new facility will allow us to continue our important work to test next-generation medicines that may improve health and improve lives in an exciting new environment that highlights the growing role of Leeds as a leader in life sciences,” said Oren Cohen, M.D., chief medical officer and general manager, Clinical Pharmacology Services at Labcorp.
Volunteers changing lives
We know that medical research, drug development and clinical trial testing can change lives, but this all relies on us continuing to attract healthy volunteers to take part in trials with Labcorp. We believe our new improved facility will play an integral part in our continued growth. We can’t do what we do without our amazing volunteers. We’re excited to be moving and look forward to welcoming our volunteers through our new doors next year. In the meantime, we are continuing to run our trials at Hyde Street and we will keep you posted on the progress of our new home.