Fresenius is making steady progress on the expansion of the global healthcare group’s headquarters in Bad Homburg, Germany. Construction started this week on a new research and development building for Fresenius Medical Care, which will offer 150 modern workplaces over six floors. Scheduled for completion in mid-2019, the new building is being erected beside the company’s existing R&D center on Daimler Street and will be connected to it by an overhead walkway.

The goal is to bring all R&D employees of Fresenius Medical Care in Bad Homburg together at one site. “Bad Homburg is an important location in Fresenius Medical Care’s worldwide research and development network,” said Stephan Sturm, CEO of Fresenius. “Our employees here develop life-saving equipment and digital solutions for the treatment of people with chronic kidney failure. For that reason we want to offer them the best possible work environment.”

Meanwhile, construction of the new office building on Else-Kröner Street in Bad Homburg, with about 600 workplaces, is on schedule. Structural work should be completed this spring, and the building’s opening is planned for next year. Fresenius currently employs about 3,600 people in Bad Homburg, and about 300 in the neighboring town of Oberursel.