Biotech and Pharmaceutical

With our unrivalled knowledge of the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, WSP understands the complex challenges and unique risks our clients face in developing, manufacturing and marketing the best medicines and products to maintain healthier lives. 


Amid scientific and technological advances, changing demographics and population growth, and an ever-increasing global demand for medicines, pharmaceutical and biotech clients must respond with agility, adopting shifting business models to achieve growth, increase efficiency, capitalise on opportunities and be prepared to address future industry considerations. These include environmental concerns, changing customer expectations and needs, cost of goods, speed-to-market, R&D pipeline issues, scientific productivity, and compliance and risk management. 

For many years, WSP has been helping our clients to remain competitive with our specialist expertise and proven experience in the design and delivery of research and development facilities and manufacturing plants, as well as in process engineering, warehouse planning and logistics, and in the design of corporate headquarters. 

Focusing on thoroughly understanding our clients' needs, constraints and goals, in both developed and emerging markets, our project teams in our business regions across the globe provide in-depth, specialist knowledge of the local industry issues, business culture and regulatory requirements.  When required, our local teams can call on the extensive global expertise of our consultants and engineers in our process engineering centre of excellence and our pharmaceutical and biotech hubs around the world.

Automation project at Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility, UK. Winner of the 2013 ISPE Facility of the Year Award for Equipment Innovation. Photo courtesy of Jeannette Hägglund.