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Unispace acquires life sciences facility design firm Biopharma Engineering

Global workplace strategy, design and construction firm Unispace today announced its acquisition of BioPharma Engineering (BPE), an Ireland-based firm that designs and delivers laboratory, research and manufacturing facility space for the life sciences industry. BPE's portfolio of clients includes top 10 global pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. 

"Partnering with BPE is a natural move for us. It will allow us to build on the work we have delivered to date for life science clients. Companies in this sector are challenged with expanding their footprint rapidly to meet skyrocketing demand," said Steve Quick, CEO of Unispace.

"Adding BPE's capabilities allows us to meet this moment for our many global clients in this industry, bolstering our unified team model created to design and deliver spaces that support people, innovation and business growth under today's necessary yet radically compressed timeframes." - Steve Quick, Global CEO, Unispace

Unispace has a strong track record of designing and delivering office space for the life sciences industry. Current clients include Boston Scientific, Abbott and Merck. The acquisition of BPE, which will become BPE, A Unispace Life Sciences Company, gives Unispace additional technical capabilities to lead additional project types including laboratory, research and manufacturing facilities. The acquisition will also support the firm's expansion in this sector globally, including key markets in Europe, Asia and North America.

BPE's employees will join Unispace's global team, led by BPE Managing Director John O'Reilly, who has also been appointed Unispace's Global Managing Director for Life Sciences. O'Reilly will continue to be based in Cork, Ireland, and the location will become Unispace's center of excellence for its life sciences specialization.

"The integration of our team and Unispace's global platform gives us a greater depth and breadth of resources to rise to enhance our exemplary customer service to our global clients," said John O'Reilly.

"Just as our clients focus on speed-to-market in the development of pharmaceuticals, our team is taking the same approach on the facility design and construction side to support life sciences companies' expansion and growth goals." - John O'Reilly, Global Managing Director, Unispace Life Sciences

"Our growth strategy is predicated on serving our global clients everywhere they need us," said Quick. "For life sciences companies, that means offering strategy, design and delivery capabilities in all markets and across all facility types integral to the research and development of pharmaceuticals. With BPE by our side in this endeavor, we can't ask for a better partner to propel our growth."

Blitzer, Clancy & Company advised Unispace in the acquisition and terms of the deal were not disclosed.


About Unispace

Unispace is a global strategy, design, and construction leader creating people-centric spaces for a rapidly changing world. Unispace world-class strategists, designers, and builders work together as one single, unified team. Our goal: create spaces that spark brilliance, deepen connections, foster a sense of belonging and propel success.

About Biopharma Engineering

BioPharma Engineering (BPE) is a Boutique, Internationally Award Winning Engineering Design and Project Management Company, exclusively servicing the Life Science Sector and specializing in the execution of mid ranges capital investment projects. Our services include a complete portfolio under Engineering Design, Engineering Resourcing, Project Management and Project Delivery.