Rho, a full-service contract research organization (CRO) focused on bringing new products to market through a full range of product development services, recently announces plans to build a new 159,000-square-foot headquarters building in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina.
The new building, which will be located in RTP at the intersection of TW Alexander and Highway 54, will be 50 percent larger than Rho’s current location, allowing plenty of space for continued expansion. Rho’s goal is to include green/wellness features for all employees such as increased natural light and views, maximized indoor air quality, walking trails, and energy efficiency and building life-cycle impact reduction. Additionally, two entrances will help reduce parking lot congestion as people come and go.
“At Rho, our employees are our greatest asset and we want them to enjoy the time they spend in the office,” said Laura Helms Reece, DrPH, chief executive officer for Rho. “Investing in a new, custom-built, environmentally responsible headquarters allows us to invest in our values. Employee feedback has driven the design process and we are all excited about a new office that is designed around our values and how we work.”
Construction on the building is scheduled to begin by the end of 2017. Rho plans to begin moving operations early in 2019.
The company is working with The Keith Corporation based in Charlotte, North Carolina, to develop the new headquarters.
Rho, a privately-held, contract research organization (CRO) located in Chapel Hill, NC, provides a full range of clinical research services across the entire drug development process. For more than 33 years, Rho has been a trusted partner to some of the industry’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies as well as academic and government organizations. Our commitment to excellence, our innovative technologies, and our therapeutic expertise accelerate time to market, maximize returns on investment, and lead to an exceptional customer experience. For more information, visit www.rhoworld.com.