MedImmune is a leading biotechnology company that strives to provide better medicines to patients, new medical options for physicians, rewarding careers to employees, and increased value to shareholders. Dedicated to advancing science and medicine to help people live better lives, the company is focused on the areas of infectious diseases, cancer and inflammatory diseases. The company operates a network of six facilities in the USA, UK and the Netherlands, with more than 2,300 employees worldwide.

MedImmune UK – Site Strategy

The UK will become a Centre of Excellence for the manufacture and supply of FluMist products. MedImmune’s performance as a site, and the can-do attitude and approach it has developed, will enable them to be poised to meet the expanding manufacturing needs of MedImmune worldwide, and therefore become a location of choice for future product manufacture.  

The Influenza Vaccine Facility based in Speke, is a brand new, state of the art manufacturing facility. Due to the seasonal requirement for the ’flu vaccine, called FluMist, it employs a seasonal contract workforce, with an overall workforce of approx. 150 people. These contract teams are instrumental for the successful manufacture and release of the FluMist vaccine to market.

MedImmune is working in partnership with SRG, the UK’s leading scientific recruitment business, to ensure that the seasonal requirements are met.

Location in Speke

The UK facility, based at Speke, is very easily accessed from Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington, Runcorn and St Helens and from Chester and the Greater Manchester regions. This is due to an excellent network of motorways and ‘A’ roads in the area.

MedImmune UK Ltd
Renaissance Way, Speke Boulevard Speke
L24 9JW

The site is just off Speke Boulevard, A561 and close to the M62 motorway: Junction 5 and 6, depending on your direction of approach.

Public transport routes serve the site. The nearest railway station is Hunts Cross, on the main line from Liverpool, followed by a 15 – 20 min. walk to site. There are several buses that pass within about 5 minutes of the site, along Speke Boulevard.

From Liverpool John Lennon Airport:
  • Depart John Lennon airport grounds onto Speke Hall Avenue.
  • Turn right on Speke Boulevard at the traffic light.
  • Continue immediately past the Glaxo and Chiron Vaccines facilities and take the left slip road.
  • Follow this road around; MedImmune UK Ltd is the second site on the left.