Firefighters are still working with the pharmaceutical company to determine the cause of the blaze as of Wednesday.
The deal paves the way for a building boom at the Bayer campus in West Berkeley, which could add 1,000 new jobs.
The benefits are part of a broader 30-year development agreement for a major expansion at Bayer’s West Berkeley campus.
Bayer has proposed annual community benefits payments to Berkeley that would start at $720,000 and grow to $1.3 million by 2052.
Staff and leaders work to allow diverse talent to shine at Bayer. (Sponsored.)
Bayer wants to add more than 1 million square feet of work space, erect taller buildings and, eventually, hire 1,000 more employees.
Ahniesty Fite, one of more than 300 Biotech Partners students from four high schools around the Bay Area, says working at Bayer has helped her on the path to becoming a doctor.
Bayer HealthCare’s proposal would add more than 1 million square feet of work space to its West Berkeley campus, erect taller buildings and eventually hire 1,000 more employees.
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The grant will allow the organizations to expand distribution sites and help fulfill increased need for food-insecure residents during the pandemic.
The building comes just two years after Bayer built a $100 million quality assurance building on its 46-acre campus in West Berkeley.
The West Berkeley company, one of the city’s largest employers, says the move is a result of needing to make efficiencies as it transitions its customers to next-generation hemophilia drugs.