The landmark Science Park Centre has recently opened its doors to the innovative community, offering flexible workspaces close to all major routes - the first tenants will move in during July.
The Centre, which is a multi-tenanted, managed workspace, has been purposely built to provide flexible solutions to help science and technology businesses grow - in particular through the design of its space, facilities and business and technology support services.
The Centre has already hosted events bringing together scientists, technologists and business people and has recently opened the café which is proving to be a popular hub for the wider science park.
Robin Jackson, Director of the Science Park Centre, commented ‘supporting growth, research and collaboration are key drivers for the Centre. We have attracted a great deal of attention locally and further afield and are delighted to have two businesses ready to move in and a number of others which will be relocating as and when their current leases expire.’
based at the heart of the Science Park, the Centre is visible on approaching Exeter via the M5 and A30, this elevated position provides outstanding panoramic views of the enveloping countryside and the city of Exeter.
The building, designed by LHC & built by Kier construction, was designed with flexibility, quality and the environment in mind, exceeding industry standards by reaching BREEAM excellence.
Brian Rice , Operations Director, for Kier Construction Devon & Cornwall added, ‘we are delighted to deliver the Science Park Centre, which is a landmark building for the city in terms of design and form. The quality of the final product is extremely high and will no doubt make for an envious location to work in. We look forward to seeing how this centre and the wider park develops’.
The Science Park Centre is the second building to open on the park, joining Eagle House where growing tech start-up blur Group are currently based. The landscape of the park is due to develop further as work commences on the Met Office’s IT Hall and collaboration facility, due to start this summer.
The building of the Science Park Centre has been made possible with shareholder equity from Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, the University of Exeter; the Heart of the South West LEP which committed an additional £4.5m loan from the Growing Places Fund; and a £1 million grant from the Regional Growth Fund.