The former Sanofi facility at Fawdon, Newcastle comprised over 350,000 sq. ft of office, laboratory and warehousing on a 19-acre site.
The site was acquired from Sanofi with vacant possession. They had operated from the facility for several decades but announced closure plans in 2014 with the loss of 400 jobs.
Chris managed to secure the site and facilities in an off-market deal and within a few months managed to secure the regeneration of the facility and subsequent sale to Accord Healthcare with the generation of several hundred new jobs.