Life on the Humber

Building our R&D capabilities

We’re excited to be investing not just in our company’s future, but also the future of science in the UK. Our new £105m Centre for Scientific Excellence in Hull is the largest single investment in the company’s history. Once complete, it will be one of RB’s biggest healthcare development centres complementing other major R&D facilities around the world.

The Centre for Scientific Excellence is a truly exciting project, which reconfirms the relevance of Hull to our global R&D operations.
Sharon James, SVP R&D

We are creating a community of scientific excellence.

Driving excitement for science

Our investment goes beyond our building and our people. We want to bring the entire Hull community on the journey, creating a community of scientific excellence. Through local educational initiatives we’re encouraging young people to realise just how exciting a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) led career can really be.

The Humber is a place…

  • With designers, boutiques, bustling high streets and modern shopping centres.
  • Where you can have lunch in the city and then an afternoon by the seaside.
  • With everything from waterfront pads to quirky Victorian terraces, coastal retreats to rural idylls.
  • Where you can take your pick from five major theatres, with a sixth coming soon!
  • With more restaurants, bars and nightclubs than you can shake a stick at.
  • Where you can cycle across the scenic Lincolnshire or Yorkshire Wolds, or take a walk across the majestic Humber Bridge.
  • With a multitude of festivals, carnivals, air shows, free museums and galleries.
  • With the UK City of Culture 2017!

“By day and night I only ever came across great little shops, a buzzing cultural life, friendly inns, handsome squares and streets full of energy.” - Time Out

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