Glasshouse, Alderley Park’s new hub for tech companies and forward thinking, innovative businesses has officially opened.
It’s the ideal location for digital and tech businesses looking to work closely and collaboratively with some of the UK’s leading life science start-ups and scale-ups that are already located at the Park’s Mereside campus.
The 150,000 sq ft building offers high quality, collaborative workspace providing the much in demand space for companies working in areas such as big data, data analytics and AI which are playing an increasingly key role in drug discovery.
Glasshouse’s central atrium provides a range of coworking, networking and meeting spaces that are designed to inspire the exchange of knowledge and sharing of ideas. A range of other space options and flexible layouts are also available in the building allowing every business located there to flourish and expand easily as they grow.
Set in idyllic surroundings in the heart of the 400 acre Park, Glasshouse is located next to the new gym and sports complex and is surrounded by a number of scenic walking, running and cycling routes.
The Park also offers up to 100Gb connectivity, meaning businesses within Glasshouse can access next-generation, ultra-fast Wi-Fi and be instantly connected. A new pub and restaurant are set to open in the spring.
Dr Kath Mackay, managing director of Alderley Park, said: “Historically renowned as being home to one of the UK’s pre-eminent life science campuses, the arrival of Glasshouse signifies Alderley Park as a leading destination for innovative tech businesses too.
“Glasshouse offers everything from coworking to small and larger offices, making it ideal for entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as fast-growing and larger businesses.
“The convergence of digital technologies with drug discovery is one of the most radical trends in life science of recent years. This unique approach to locating life science and tech businesses in close proximity will help to drive the collaboration needed to inspire the developments and discoveries of the future.”
To celebrate the launch of Glasshouse, the Park will host a ‘Microdot’ in partnership with bluedot on Saturday 15th February. The family-friendly event is a mini-version of ‘bluedot’, the annual science and music festival held at nearby Jodrell Bank. Visitors can enjoy yoga, an interactive treasure hunt, lessons on how to fly a drone, as well as a range of locally sourced food and drink.
To find out more, visit alderleypark.co.uk/microdot.