For 40 years, Arlington has helped pioneer the development of modern science orientated buildings as well as playing a significant part in bringing the innovation of Science Parks to the UK. Their Parks have always been more “science” orientated than “business” and along with high profile innovation and life science JVs at Harwell and Colworth Science Parks, Arlington have delivered Bristol Myers Squibb’s European HQ in Uxbridge and Eisai Pharmaceutical’s European Knowledge Hub in Hatfield (built to accommodate the full cycle of pharmaceutical development from research and development to production.)
Where possible they cluster similar companies from related sectors together and develop open innovation cultures for Large, Medium and Small companies as well as spin outs and start-ups that produce benefits by enabling open collaboration between the innovative new companies and the resource-rich but innovation-poor larger businesses, providing opportunities for personal and business development and a forum to share experience and facilitate appropriately structured engagement.
Arlington utilise well-established relationships with a proven panel of specialist designers, to ensure they provide the very best Life Science and technology-based facilities. Where these were provided on a tailored, bespoke basis in the past, Arlington are now investing to develop vacant, flexible laboratory and office space at Oxford and Hammersmith that will offer the best locations for young, technology focused businesses. These properties will also feature shared equipment for clients including centrifuges, balances, ultrafreezers, tissue and gene science apparatus, as well as other specialist equipment.
This personalised on-line networking system is being developed by the latest member join the Arlington Team, Dr Mark Wareing, who with a Life Science and Pharmaceutical background, has been recruited to specifically build a world class, market leading life science focused platform, to enable companies located there, to better and more efficiently commercialise their R&D and innovation activities.
Each Arlington property offers a high-service environment with onsite security and full-time relationship managers, high quality landscaping and modern shared facilities including meeting rooms, lecture suites and café’s/restaurants, along with the very successful Arlington Park-Life apps, which offer health, well-being and social events that improve work/life balance.
The developments in Oxford, Uxbridge and Hammersmith, West London are close to Oxford University and Imperial College/University of London, to meet the increasing demand for Laboratory and science orientated facilities for new companies generated by the world leading research carried out there.
Arlington’s growing customer base includes various innovation and life science focused companies. Recent businesses to grow at Arlington’s Oxford park are Oxford Biodynamics and Evox Therapeutics, who will sit alongside other existing customers such as Oxford Biomedica, Perspectum Diagnostics, Animal Dynamics, Oxford Fertility, Ultromics, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Spybiotech, Veeva Systems,, Oxbotica and CRUK at Oxford, with the European HQs of Bristol Myers Squibb and Daiichi Sankyo alongside Amgen and Lifescan at Uxbridge Business Park with many more companies in negotiation.
Arlington are actively engaged with the wider academic world and other public sector organisations and healthcare providers from where many of the new, exciting life science companies originate. In particular, start-up incubators are increasingly looking at Arlington locations for their thriving early-stage companies as they make their move away from the University environment.
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