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Have you visited Basel in Switzerland? It is one of the top European cities, and has two things in common with Welwyn Garden.

Read more: The arrival of Roche in WGC and preserving its former HQ

In our previous article we described the successful conversion into luxury apartments of the near-derelict Roche HQ on Broadwater Road, dating from 1940. On the other side of that road, at Number 29, Roche added in 1977 a large office building to cope with their expanding business.

Read more: A Brutalist building in Welwyn Garden City being demolished