AstraZeneca’s new workplace in the Cove at Oyster Point consolidates four divisions into a single facility located in the heart of the Bay Area’s biotechnology and technology community. The flexible labs and open office environment encourage collaboration and scientific innovation while incorporating AstraZeneca’s iWork activity-based work processes.
Glass-fronted labs showcase AstraZeneca’s research, allowing employees and visitors to view scientific activities from the building’s public spaces. High-quality finishes, rich materials and art enhance the lab environments.
Each floor features a large central gathering space that serves as an employee hub. Amenities throughout the building promote social interaction, and a central stairway encourages connectivity across departments. A multipurpose conference and lounge area on the first floor accommodates shared business activities.
The design reinforces AstraZeneca’s commitment to minimizing its environmental footprint. Sustainable design strategies include low-emitting materials, optimized lighting and lighting controls, energy-efficient appliances, water-efficient fixtures and a high-efficiency HVAC system. Nearly all of the work areas have access to natural light, and lab environments have windows offering views of breakout spaces and the outdoors.
Adjustable desks with ergonomic chairs, treadmill-equipped team rooms, an on-campus gym and on-site pantries with organic food options support the health and wellness of AstraZeneca’s people.