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Green light for planning permission at Plot 16 as The Oxford Science Park continues ambitious expansion plans

Oxford City Council’s East Area Planning Committee has approved the detailed plans for two office / laboratory buildings on The Oxford Science Park’s Plot 16 comprising 168,000 sq ft (15,600 sq m). The plans feature a central raised plaza and wider landscaping and accessibility enhancements.

Construction is planned to commence in Autumn 2020 and will represent one of the largest commercial workspace commitments Oxford has seen. The first building should reach practical completion by early 2022. Discussions are underway with a number of parties for pre-lets.

Oxford Science Park continues ambitious expansion plans

Oxford City Council’s East Area Planning Committee has approved the detailed plans for two office / laboratory buildings on The Oxford Science Park’s Plot 16 comprising 168,000 sq ft (15,600 sq m).  The plans feature a central raised plaza and wider landscaping and accessibility enhancements.

Construction is planned to commence in Autumn 2020 and will represent one of the largest commercial workspace commitments Oxford has seen. The first building should reach practical completion by early 2022.  Discussions are underway with a number of parties for pre-lets.

Sky Medical Technology founder honoured at Bionow awards

Paul Treloar, Business Support Manager; Bernard Ross, CEO, Sky Medical Technology and Dr Philip Hammond. 

The CEO and founder of Sci-Tech Daresbury-based Sky Medical Technology has received a major honour at a ceremony celebrating the outstanding leaders and innovators in the North of England’s life sciences industry, which is worth more than £13bn to the regional economy.

MEPC’s 258,000 sq ft industrial development on schedule

MEPC’s latest 258,000 sq ft speculative industrial scheme at Silverstone Park is progressing on schedule with the first signs of steel construction works in mid-November.

The scheme is on land that falls inside the estate’s Enterprise Zone – thereby offering qualifying businesses who take up properties there significant rates relief for up to five years.

A total of 13 industrial units are earmarked for the scheme – six terraced and a further seven detached. These will range from just over 6,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft in size.

Global leader in virtual technology opens first UK office in Solihull

Elliot Hemes from IPG Automotive UK (left) with Andy Stewart from the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre

One of the world’s leaders in virtual test-driving technology has opened its first UK office in Solihull.

OpTIC Technology Centre enables cancer fighting biotechnology company to move into their own purpose built £11 million facility

A revolutionary science and technology complex, OpTIC in St. Asaph, have supported the rapid growth of anti-cancer blockbuster drugs company, ADCBIO, who have now built their own £11 million building in Deeside, allowing them to grow and develop further as a business based in North Wales.

From renting a desk in a shared office in 2010 at OpTIC, to moving into a brand-new purpose built 6500sqm £11 million facility in 2019, ADCBIO are certainly growing in the right direction.

SMEs to benefit from new space tech accelerator

Space Park Leicester has been awarded a grant of just over two million pounds from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership’s (LLEP) European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to match the University of Leicester’s investment of just over £2.4m to establish the Space Technology Applications from Research (STAR) Accelerator.

Taking Newcastle to the world at BioJapan 2019

Invest Newcastle recently attended BioJapan as part of a UK delegation led by MedCity and supported by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA). Held in Pacifico Yokohoma between 9 and 11 October, BioJapan is Asia’s premier partnering event for the global biotechnology industry with more than 1,000 organisations from 34 countries in attendance.

Senior Investment Manager Matt Bratton reflects on his time in Japan and the thriving life sciences sector in the North East of England.

New Head of Engine Shed appointed

Marty Reid will become the Head of Engine Shed from January 2020.

Marty joins from Future Space, the Bristol innovation centre which is home to 50 science and technology businesses at the University of the West of England. As Centre Director, he has led Future Space to its full capacity, with tenant businesses raising over £10m of finance in the past 12 months.

Start-Up Report reveals a ‘baby boom’ of new ventures

                          Pictured: Report author Dr Glenn Crocker MBE, BioCity Chairman.

BioCity, the pioneering life science incubator and business collective today released its biennial publication, the UK Life Science Start-Up Report, an in-depth analysis of emerging businesses within the life sciences across the UK.