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Our corporate HQ couldn't be more conveniently located than the Gridiron Building in the heart of London's Kings Cross & St Pancras International stations, where centuries of history meet broad, global horizons. UK Ascenders make up the core of our administrative power, with Business Development, Finance, IT, Legal, and People teams headquartered here. The building boasts beautiful, flexible office space and great amenities on the doorstep, including a gym, swimming pool, the pedestrianized precinct with dozens of independent pubs and eateries, and charming walks along the historic Regent's Canal.

London forms the southern peak of the UK's “Golden Biotech Triangle', a cluster of science, technology and innovation businesses in England's southeast that also includes Oxford and Cambridge. This Golden Triangle ranks among the 25 top clusters of its type in the world and offers Ascenders a dynamic and exciting workplace right on the global pulse of biotech developments. The United Kingdom itself is one of the top 3 leading European biotech hubs, a crucial location for establishing our presence as a premiere service provider to the industry.

As a truly historic world city, Londoners are heirs to more than a thousand years of astonishing architecture and two thousand plus years of history. Royal palaces abound throughout the city, many of them open to the public at different times of the year (when the King isn't at home). But that is not where the excitement ends, with too many famous locations to list here, from the iconic chimes of Big Ben to the jaw-dropping Shard, a 72-storey marvel of modern architecture.


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