MilliporeSigma Moving from Billerica to Burlington, Taking 800+ Jobs

July 19, 2016

BILLERICA -- More than 800 employees are departing town as one of the town’s largest private employers constructs a $115 million building in a neighboring community.

MilliporeSigma has announced that its building a new campus in Burlington, which will serve as a major hub for the North American life science business of Merck KGaA.

The 280,000-square-foot facility at 400 Wheeler Road in Burlington will include a customer collaboration laboratory, training center and office space.

As a result, MilliporeSigma’s 850 full-time Billerica-based employees will relocate to the new campus. Construction is expected to finish in the second half of 2017.

“This new and more expansive MilliporeSigma campus gives us a unique, multi-use life science hub in the United States -- one that provides our employees and customers with a sustainable and collaborative working environment,” Udit Batra, MilliporeSigma’s CEO, said in a statement.

“We have a long history in the Commonwealth, and as a global leader in life science, we are committed to strengthening our presence in one of the most important science and technology hubs in the world,” he added.

The campus will house both a customer service and call center, and an M Lab Collaboration Center -- where the company’s scientists and engineers work together with customers to solve their life science challenges.

This new M Lab Collaboration Center in Burlington will replace the flagship M Lab at the company’s Billerica facility.

The five-story, single-tenant building near Routes 3 and 128 in Burlington is being built by The Gutierrez Company. The project includes an opportunity to expand an additional 70,000 square feet.

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