Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre is our UK research and development site. It is our largest R&D site in the world.
Syngenta's International Research Centre at Jealott's Hill - our largest site for new agrochemical R&D and product support. The site was founded in 1927 and today employs nearly 800 scientists and support staff who are continuing an 80 year tradition of innovation in agriculture. Many of the world’s most important crop protection products were developed here.
Key activities on the site include research into discovery of new active ingredients (AIs), new formulation technologies to develop products from existing AIs and technical support of our product range. The site houses a number of centres of excellence such as analytical science, protein science and bioscience that support our worldwide R&D activities.
Jealott’s Hill is also the site of the biggest glasshouse research complex in Europe, a £8.5 million development covering 4000 square metres. The complex allows scientists to carry out research on a wide selection of crops in a range of climatic conditions. Our Product Safety team are also based on the site, ensuring our products are safe to both people and the environment.
The centre is surrounded by the 650 acre Jealott's Hill Farm. The area has supported agriculture since before Tudor times, and the 16th century farm buildings still exist today. Today the farm grows both winter wheat and oilseed rape, and produces milk and beef from its 500 cows. Its sustainable approach to agriculture was recognised in 2000 when it became a LEAF (Linking Environmental and Farming) demonstration farm.
Our people at Jealott's Hill are also active in the community. We support THRIVE, a charity that provides gardening facilities as a means of therapy. We have an active education programme encouraging local schools to visit the site, and run visits to schools for pupils to learn about crops and plant science. So far in 2009, this programme has reached more than 6,000 children.
If you are due to visit Jealott’s Hill, here is some useful information:
Visits and site tours for business, educational and community groups can be arranged. Please follow the link to the right for more information.
When using a sat-nav, take care to use the front entrance of the site. Some sat-nav models will send you to the rear entrance of site and you will not be able to get in. Click for Google Maps
Leave the motorway at Junction 3. Take the A322 towards Bracknell. Proceed through the roundabouts until the Met. Office roundabout. Take the A3095 signposted Maidenhead. Stay on this road for approx. 3 miles, proceeding over a small roundabout and turning left at the A3095 Cross-roads. Turn right into the main entrance of the Research Centre just past the sign for Jealott’s Hill.
Leave the motorway at Junction 4. Take the A404 signposted Reading. Continue onto the A404(M) leading to the roundabout at Junction 8/9 on the M4 Motorway. At this roundabout take the A308(M) signposted Maidenhead/Windsor. At the next roundabout take the A330 signposted Bracknell. At Hawthorn Hill turn sharp right (TAKE CARE) onto the A3095(Bracknell) road. The entrance to the Research Centre is 3/4 mile further on the left.
From M4 East
Leave the M4 at Junction 8/9 and take the A308(M) signposted Maidenhead/Windsor. At the first roundabout take the A330 signposted Bracknell. At Hawthorn Hill turn sharp right (TAKE CARE) onto the A3095 (Bracknell) road. The entrance to the Research Centre is 3/4 mile further on the left.
From M4 West
Proceed past Junction 10, even though it is signposted Bracknell. This avoids driving through Bracknell which is not easy unless you know it. Leave the M4 at Junction 8/9 and take the A308(M) signposted Maidenhead/Windsor. At the first roundabout take the A330 signposted Bracknell. At Hawthorn Hill turn sharp right (TAKE CARE) onto the A3095 (Bracknell) road. The entrance to the Research Centre is 3/4 mile further on the left.
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In 2007 Jealott’s Hill was awarded its 5th Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Diamond Award signifying 15 continuous years of excellent HSE performance. For more information on the CIA and the award please visit www.cia.org.uk
In 2007 we were recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) with a Chemistry Landmark Award recognising our major contribution to world agriculture over the last 80 years. For more information on the RSC and the award please visit www.rsc.org
Jealott's Hill International Research Centre
RG42 6EY, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1344 424701
Fax: +44 (0)1344 455629
Our Jealott’s Hill Educational Visits Programme
Chemical Industry Association (CIA)
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)