This article has been updated from a previous version.
NEW YORK, July 19 - Accelrys today said it has opened its new European headquarters.
The new base, in Cambridge, UK, will consolidate staff from Accelrys' facilities already in that city as well as in Leeds and Oxford. These facilities will be shuttered when their staff finishes moving into the new space, scheduled to happen before the end of the quarter, according to an Accelrys spokesman.
According to Accelrys, a unit of drug discoverer Pharmacopoeia, the 42,000-square-foot space will be home to the company's European product-development staff, sales and marketing departments, finance, and administration.
Accelrys will also use a portion of the space to hold scientific conferences and seminars, the company said.
The spokesman, Jim Rivas, said their were no layoffs as a result of the move.