Quintiles Transnational is consolidating two facilities in Georgia to one new location, adding more space and preparing to add 400 jobs.

The international contract research organization said Thursday that its Global Central Laboratories in Smyrna and its Clinical Development Services offices in Atlanta would be moved during the second quarter of 2008.

The operations will be consolidated in a 201,366 square foot structure in Marietta.

Quintiles will receive $11 million in economic incentives. Cobb County, the Georgia Cancer Coalition, the Georgia Research Alliance and the Georgia Department of Economic Development participated in the consolidation and expansion negotiations.

The additional space will allow for the creation of some 400 jobs, Quintiles said in a statement. The company is investing $19 million in the project.

"For our Global Central Laboratories, this is another expansion to accommodate the growth of our business, following the additions of labs in China and India and expansion of our lab in Scotland," said Dennis Gillings, Quintiles’ chairman and owner.

“The increasing demand for our CDS and laboratory services is driving the need to expand, and we’re taking this opportunity to bring our Atlanta units together to
improve coordination and efficiency for our customers,” he added.

Quintiles recently announced its decision to remain based in Durham and add some 1,000 jobs.

The Georgia incentives package includes training, collaborations with the Georgia Research Alliance Technology Fund, and access to the Georgia Cancer Coalition and its clinician and scientist program.

Some 100 oncologists who are part of the Cancer Coalition network will work with Quintiles on clinical trials, the company said.