BioCity Glasgow

BioCity Glasgow - WAPG

Bo’Ness Road


A former MSD research facility this 20-acre biotech incubator for Scotland is located in-between Glasgow and Edinburgh on the M8. The site has strong strengths in pharmaceutical and biotherapeutics research with access on-site to a compound management library and MHRA licensed controlled conditions and cryostorage.

Nestled in amongst landscaped gardens, and mature trees. Companies based here enjoy a break from work in ‘Nowhere’, a stylish coffeehouse co-working space with air hockey, a pool table, a gym, cosy lounge spaces and patio garden.

Life science start-ups based here make use of the ample car parking, 24/7 pharma-grade site security provision, easy access to the M8, two airports and two local train stations only a short distance away.

Easy in easy out lab rental

For start-ups, we try to make life as straightforward as possible. Scale up your space without the risk of lengthy leases. Take on new labs with just one month’s notice with the option to scale back with only three months’ notice. The flexible and modular lab space is perfect for life science startups and scaleups, labs come with fully extracted and recirculating fume hoods.

The site is designed to support companies looking to commercialise opportunities in Life Science, MedTech, Digital Health, Healthcare and wellness. BioCity Glasgow was built to an exceptionally high specification, with tailored bench space, extra-large laboratories and grow on space for companies at all stages.

Shared Facilities:

  • Autoclave
  • Glass wash
  • Drying oven
  • Washing machines/dryers
  • Gas and waste solvent stores
  • Ice machine
  • Clinical waste store
  • Water purification system



Enjoy social events such as complimentary yoga or join industry events where leaders share their thoughts, experiences and most importantly, the lessons learnt over a beer or two with an invited audience of WAPG business leaders. Learn from the best and connect with the community.

Industry Perks:

The cluster effect of WAPG attracts benefits and opportunities not typically available to life science start-ups. Invitation-only pitching competitions, investment opportunity roundups, unique collaborations and trade visits are regular features for WAPG based start-ups.

Nowhere – The Kitchen

‘Nowhere’, a relaxed, stylish, contemporary coffee house is the place to eat, relax and socialise. With a gym, coworking desks, three mini ‘living rooms’, a canteen to purchase food (and to prepare your own) alongside a foosball, air hockey and pool table. ‘Nowhere’ is a welcoming space away from the office and lab.


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