CBRE appointed as search agent for Cell Therapy Manufacturing Centre site

The Cell Therapy Catapult, which is focused on the development of the UK cell therapy industry to increase the nation’s health and wealth, has appointed CBRE as the location agent for the Cell Therapy Manufacturing Centre site. Its search has started and is based on the requirements outlined in the User Requirement Brief (URB).

The location and selection process will take place during 2014, with the chosen site to be announced in Q4 2014. More information on the site selection process, including contact details for CBRE, can be found here, and the overall Cell Therapy Manufacturing Centre timetable is given below.

Cell Therapy Manufacturing Centre timetable

  • Milestone 1 – URB for land agents/site selection completed
  • Design phases Q2 2014 – Q1 2015
  • Milestone 2 – Site report Q3 2014
  • Milestone 3 – Site selection Q4 2014
  • Milestone 4 – Initiation of construction H1 2015
  • Construction phase H1 2015 –> H2 2016
  • Equipment & facility qualification & licensing phase H1 2016 –> H1 2017
  • Milestone 5 – Commercial opening H1 2017