Industrial & Production Plant

Roche LSL, Kaiseraugst


F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Kaiseraugst

Project duration

04/2014 - 04/2019

General planner

Drees & Sommer Switzerland


Burckhardt+Partner Architekten AG, Basel

Gross floor area

18'500 m²

With its "Late Stage Development & Small Molecules Launch Facility" (LSL for short), F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd is demonstrating its zeitgeist - and not for the first time.

Because only where development and production work together effectively do innovative medicines have the chance to help sick people quickly in times of increasingly complex authorisation processes by the authorities. Small molecules, i.e. low-molecular synthetic molecules, have recently been used more and more frequently and with increasing success against malignant tumours. LSL produces orally administered drugs such as tablets, hard gelatine capsules, granules and powders. The new production facility is the first of its kind, but is just one element of a major strategic development at Roche's headquarters in Basel and on the campus in neighbouring Kaiseraugst, which will prepare the pharmaceutical company for the future within a few years. The well-being of employees is at the centre of everything Roche does, as they are the ones who drive innovation.


  • Overall management of general planning
  • Schedule, cost and change management
  • Document management
  • Planning coordination arch. / construction
  • Sanitary planning
  • Facade technology
  • Building physics & energy design
Roche LSL building from the outside
Roche LSL Staircase
Roche LSL Production
Roche LSL - Production facility
Roche LSL - Building
Roche LSL - Staircase