WuXi Biologics have established the first Chinese owned Bio-Pharmaceutical production plant in Ireland. It is located on an IDA Industrial Park near Dundalk, Co. Louth. The overall value of the investment is more the €750 million.
The key architectural decision in the design of the Wuxi complex was to replace the traditional 'production corridor', typical in such facilities, with an atrium space which linked the full height of the Laboratories/Admin Building with the Production Building. This connectivity at every level of the complex breaks down the traditional barriers between production staff and admin/support staff and reflects the underlying philosophy of Wuxi as an employer.
The Laboratories were designed by STW and the Interiors by STW Interiors Department who also selected the furniture for the complex, working closely with the client and project management team.
Urban Design & Planning
STW were commissioned to design the facility in the context of an existing IDA generic Planning Permission and the requirement for Wuxi to be a global exemplar in design quality. The commission was exceptional in terms of the programme, from appointment to Planning Application in just seven weeks and to start on site in just seventeen weeks.