Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre is our UK research and development site. It is our largest R&D site in the world.
About Jealott’s Hill
Jealott’s Hill is a key site in Syngenta’s global Research and Development network. With a long tradition of innovation and employing over 800 people, it is the company’s largest site for new agrochemical R&D and product support.
Key activities at Jealott’s Hill include research into discovery of new active ingredients, new formulation technologies, product safety, technical support of our product range and seeds research. The site houses a number of centres of scientific excellence, both chemical and biological, that support our worldwide R&D activities. It is also a key centre for R&D collaborations – partnering with the UK and global research base to keep our science world-class.
The site and its employees are also active in the local community through the Jealott’s Hill Landshare and our recreation club partnering with local charities. Recent beneficiaries have included THRIVE, Berkshire Vision, Thames Valley Hospice and SportsAble. We have an active outreach programme with local schools to help pupils understand plant science and the technology used to produce food.
If you are due to visit Jealott’s Hill, here is some useful information:
- Site opening times are 07:00-17:45
- Your host should notify reception of your arrival 2 days before your visit
- Please report to the Gatehouse upon arrival. Your visitor pass will be issued here
- Car parking is available on site and open all day
- If you are an Engineering visitor, you will need to complete an engineering introduction.
Visits and site tours for business, educational and community groups can be arranged. Please follow the link to the right for more information.
How to find us
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.
Directions by road
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.
Directions by rail
The nearest train stations are:
- Bracknell Train Station (3 miles)
- Maidenhead Train Station (6 miles)
The nearest airports are:
- Heathrow (20 miles)
- Gatwick (40 miles)
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 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 rsc.org