• Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 12:00 am

The Biopôle site continues its strong development with the announcement of the construction of three new buildings. By 2024, more than 23,000 additional square meters of office and laboratory space will be available to accommodate life science companies.

The Jury has designated the construction company Losinger Marazzi, which combines the expertise of the architectural offices Arcadie and Architram, the laboratory specialist SP Solutions, and all its technical representatives, as the winner of the tender to construct the buildings designed to house numerous new companies dedicated to research and the development and marketing of solutions in the life sciences sector.

The buildings will be built according to Minergie-P standards, with wood-frame facades and surrounded by greenery, in line with Biopôle's desire to promote natural ecosystems in an urban environment. Since 2019, the Biopôle has been labeled Nature & Economy.

Nasri Nahas, CEO of Biopôle: "Life sciences are a real asset for the economy of Vaud and Switzerland. Today a multitude of local and regional initiatives are aimed at supporting the creation and establishment of new start-ups in the region. Of course, the Biopôle offers modern, high-quality infrastructures, but we go far beyond that by offering a dynamic ecosystem and a community support network between entrepreneurs that makes all the difference. We are delighted with this new project to be able to support the expansion of existing companies as well as welcome new companies to our site".

Christophe Lirot, Commercial Director for Losinger Marazzi: "We are pleased to contribute to the development of the Biopôle. With our knowledge acquired in the field of hospital and laboratory construction, we will be keen to implement all our know-how and skills in the realization of this project. We would like to thank Biopôle for its renewed confidence".

Located in the heart of the Health Valley, the Biopôle currently employs around 2,000 people from more than 100 companies and research institutes present on the site. The Biopôle confirms to be a dynamic community of entrepreneurs and scientists, in which nearly 70% of the entities collaborate with each other. To date, 8 buildings for a total of 54'000 square meters have been constructed at the Biopôle since the first building was erected in 2009. In addition to the Losinger Marazzi project, three additional buildings are planned by 2024, two of which will be built by the CHUV.

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