Eisai moving U.S. HQ to ON3, chooses SJP to lead buildout (SLIDESHOW)

Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Japan’s Eisai Co. Ltd., is relocating its U.S. headquarters from Woodcliff Lake to the ON3 complex in Nutley, choosing SJP Project Solutions to lead the buildout of its new location, it announced this week.

Eisai, which focuses on oncology and neurology, will occupy the entirety of the 200 Metro Blvd. building at the former Hoffmann-La Roche campus in Clifton and Nutley, with occupancy expected in the fourth quarter. Eisai signed a lease in August for 300,000 square feet at the campus.

It has chosen SJP Properties’ third-party development management division to work with its in-house team in fitting out the building for its use.

SJP will collaborate with ON3 developer Prism Capital Partners and work with architecture firms HLW and AMA on the design and buildout of the new home for as many as 1,200 Eisai workers in staff and research & development positions.

“Continued and constant growth of the health care ecosystem is essential during these challenging times,” Joel Beetsch, vice president of corporate affairs at Eisai, said in a prepared statement. “The combination of health care innovation and the knowledge-creating space in which it takes place is a critical and powerful partnership. Eisai deeply appreciates the expertise of SJP to help drive the delivery of health care solutions to patients and their families.”

SJP Project Solutions’ notable projects include the repositioning of Harborside in Jersey City, the buildout of EY’s offices in Hoboken, the development of the Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, the development of Life Time Work’s Iselin office and more.

“As a company that is on the leading edge of the life sciences sector, Eisai was discerning and deliberate in its process for assembling a team to deliver a purpose-built headquarters that will be additive to its operations and facilitate employees’ invaluable work,” Peter Bronsnick, president – New Jersey region, SJP Properties, said in a statement. “Now, more than ever, making real estate decisions with your workforce’s well-being in mind is crucial for business continuity, and Eisai is the perfect example of a company that is leading from the front in this regard.”