Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.


Subscribe or Register

Existing user? Login

Public Health England

Public Health England closer to moving to Essex

Public Health England is planning to move to the newly refurbished science hub in Harlow, Essex, where 2,750 staff will be housed by 2024.

phe science campus phe aug 17

Source: PHE

The new science campus, planned site of the new Public Health England offices (artist’s impression)

Public Health England (PHE) has submitted a planning application for the building that will see the majority of its staff and activities move to Harlow in Essex.

PHE has submitted the application to Harlow District Council following what it said has been “an extensive consultation with stakeholders and the local community”.

The former GlaxoSmithKline site was bought by PHE in July 2017 and once converted will house 2,750 PHE staff by 2024, with a possible future expansion to 3,250.

PHE currently employs 5,500 people.

If permission is given, the refurbished site will see PHE move most of its current facilities at Porton in Wiltshire, Colindale in north London, and from its central London headquarters to Essex.

Among the proposals for the Harlow site is a vow by PHE to work closely with local schools and colleges to offer work experience and apprenticeships.

Richard Gleave, deputy chief executive at PHE, said: “We want to make Harlow our home and we believe the science campus will bring long-term benefits for the area, as well as unique opportunities for public health research on a national and international scale.”

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20203460

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save
  • Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Supplementary images

  • phe science campus phe aug 17

Jobs you might like

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.