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Actons Advise Upperton Pharma Solutions on Property Acquisition Ahead of £15m Expansion

A team of lawyers from Actons have advised a Nottingham based pharma business on the acquisition of a 50,000 sq ft site in Nottingham.

The acquisition of the Nottingham based site is the start of a huge expansion and investment commitment by Upperton Pharma Solutions and will see them investing £15million in the design and fit-out of the 50,000sq ft facility.

The site is expected to create 100 job opportunities over the next few years and will strengthen the East Midlands’ reputation for accommodating UK scientific centres of excellence

Based in Nottingham, Upperton has over 20 years’ experience of delivering science-led, high quality, innovative early drug development solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients worldwide.

Scheduled to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2023, the increased capacity will enable Upperton to continue to meet the growing demand for its oral, nasal and pulmonary dosage form development and GMP manufacturing services, as well as expand its offering to support larger scale, later stage development.

The space will be designed to handle highly potent molecules and controlled drugs, reflecting the increasing number of these molecule types being developed in the industry.

Upperton uses its expertise to develop a wide range of non-sterile, finished dosage formats for its clients. Alongside dosage form development, the company also specialises in spray drying, a particle engineering technology that can be used to ensure targeted delivery of drugs to the lungs and nasal cavity, or to provide solutions to pharma clients who have challenges with poorly soluble molecules.

Nikki Whitfield, CEO of Upperton, said: “We are excited to be building new formulation development and analytical laboratories alongside the GMP facility to ensure our operations and capabilities remain state of the art. The new facilities will enable us to increase our current development and manufacturing capacity as well as expand our solid dose and spray drying offerings to address the growing needs of our customers.”

“Thanks to Zoe and the team at Actons for their support on getting this deal over the line”.

Zoe Romain, Commercial Property director at Actons Solicitors added: “We were delighted to help the team at Upperton with this exciting project which sees a significant investment in Nottingham. I look forward to seeing their business go from strength to strength and can’t wait to see the completed site later next year.”

Posted on May 26, 2022

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