Novo Nordisk to build new corporate centre in Bagsværd, Denmark (25 August 2011)

Novo Nordisk is investing around 1 billion Danish kroner (134 million euros) in two new office buildings with surrounding green space in Bagsværd, Denmark. The project is expected to create more than 300 jobs during the construction phase. The new office premises will house Novo Nordisk's top management, 1,100 administrative employees and a number of shared facilities. Groundbreaking will take place in October, and the new corporate centre is expected to be ready for occupancy at the end of 2013.

With the new premises, Novo Nordisk will be consolidating a number of administrative functions currently scattered across Greater Copenhagen. In future, the employees will be gathered at new, contemporary offices at the Bagsværd and Søborg sites.

"Although Novo Nordisk is primarily set to grow outside of Denmark in the coming years, we are looking forward to consolidating the administrative functions in Bagsværd, where we have been present since the 1950s. The new buildings will give our employees the best conditions for interacting across functional divides and with our colleagues abroad," says Lars Rebien Sørensen, president and CEO of Novo Nordisk.

The insulin molecule with its contoured spiral shape was a key source of inspiration for Henning Larsen Architects. The new building will be distinctive in its white materials combined with Nordic stone and woods. The aim is to create a dynamic and inspiring work setting closely allied with external natural features, in an elegant, streamlined and efficient centre for Novo Nordisk.

Around 14,000 of Novo Nordisk's 32,000 employees work in Denmark. Beyond the Copenhagen area, Novo Nordisk has activities in Kalundborg, Hillerød, Værløse, Måløv and Hjørring.

About the building project

- The new corporate centre will consist of two office buildings - a circular, six-storey building and a lower, four-storey building, underground parking and a large planted landscape.

- Situated on a 37,000 m2 site, the new buildings will take up an area of 8,800 m2 with a total floorage of 50,500 m2.

- The buildings will feature low energy consumption with the aid of sensors, light and ventilation, and will meet the 2015 energy requirements for new buildings.

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