Roche Research Centre pRED, Basel
Roche Research Centre pRED, Basel
Roche Research Centre pRED, Basel

Roche Research Centre pRED, Basel

F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s new research centre pRED (Pharma Research and Early Development) will be spread over several buildings. A conference building (Building 4), an office block (5), two large laboratory buildings (6 and 7) and a combined basement and underground garage will replace the former Building 74 office complex. The heights will range from 18m to 114m. The buildings are being designed together with Roche’s Research and Development organisations, ensuring that they conform to the scientists’ requirements as far as possible. The approx. 950 office and 800 laboratory places will be equipped according to the latest technological standards. The pRED research centre will enable optimal communication between the research employees and strengthen their collaboration.


F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

General planning

Drees & Sommer, Zurich

Construction Manager

ARGE Sulzer Buzzi / Itten Brechbühl, Zurich


Herzog & de Meuron, Basel


Grenzacherstrasse, Basel


Conference building, offices and research centre

Key Dates

2018 | Start PQM
2024 | Occupation


Overall costs approx. CHF 1.2 billion

Our Role

Client advice and support, project Quality Management (PQM), risk analysis, client representation, contract management

Our Tasks

Client advice and support;
Project-related Quality Management (PQM) and risk analyses;
QS-plan preparation advice and commissioning;
workshop organisation and moderation;
drawing up of cooperation models, contracts, overall scheduling;
neighbourhood management