The move further expands BakerHicks’ life sciences capabilities in Europe, with the business now comprising of more than 1,000 specialists across the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and now Belgium, with plans in place for further expansion across the continent. This builds on the company’s strong relationships with its existing clients, including multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnical organisations, with operations in the region, providing them with on-the-ground service and support to deliver tailored solutions.
Centrally located in the city of Wavre, less than 15 miles from Brussels, the new office will enable BakerHicks to provide a full-service offering to their clients across the project life cycle, from engineering design through to project delivery and qualification. The company has proven skillsets across project and construction management, engineering design, layout, master planning, commissioning, qualification and verification (CQV), managed services, and on-site project execution, delivering industry leading pharmaceutical and biopharma expertise on all size capex projects across Europe.
Mark Dickson, Managing Director for Life Sciences and Industry at BakerHicks, says that by being able to provide in-country support to their clients, BakerHicks will gain an even greater level of understanding of their customers and their needs:
Life Sciences is a significant and growing part of our business, and, as one of Europe’s leading biopharma and R&D nations, Belgium represents a key market for us. It is home to a number of major multinational pharmaceutical clients, including existing clients of ours.
We take great pride in taking the time to understand our clients and their requirements, enabling us to deliver them solutions that meet their needs. Being on-the-ground, where our key clients are, will only enhance our ability to do this, delivering benefits for the client in return. Our new office will allow us to deliver a complete solution, from process and design engineering consultancy, through to the management and delivery of major capital projects, that meet our clients’ current and future needs.