The brand new state of the art facility at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park has been officially handed over by contractors. At the beginning of August, works were concluded on the 10.1 million Science Centre which boasts Category 1 & 2 laboratories, workshops, a range of configurable office spaces and also a FabLab. The facilities will be ideal for companies looking to boost their research and development activities, particularly in the field of life sciences, but also in aerospace, automotive and construction.
Prospective tenants can expect spaces that are not only cutting edge, but also aesthetically pleasing, as the modern facility is now open for viewings. Some of the space has already been snapped up, with Professor Andrew Pollard, IPSS ERDF Project Director, one of the first to secure space in the new building.
He said: “All technologies reach a stage in their development where they need prototyping, and we’re excited to be opening the Innovation Hub and Fablab in the new development. Just what we’ve been looking for, and just what our new product clients have been asking for!”
In terms of collaborative possibilities, the close links with the University are also being seen as a major draw for perspective new tenants. They will be provided with opportunities to access a skilled graduate base via placement programmes, as well as knowledge sharing initiatives by collaborating with research centres and institutes whose work has been assessed as World-leading.
For more information about the new facilities or to arrange a viewing, visit http://sciencetechcentre.co.uk/