Brixham Laboratory

Brixham Laboratory

Freshwater Quarry


Brixham Laboratory is the former Astra Zeneca site now owned by Plymouth University and home to over 30 tenant organisations.

Set in just over 2 acres with a stunning costal location, the laboratory is a great place to meet and do business. As series of impressive interconnected buildings yielding over 50,000 sq feet of flexible serviced office, laboratory and manufacturing space.

There are two main research areas at the site, Photonics and Life Sciences, containing state of the art laboratory space, office and fish husbandry facilities.

Brixham Laboratory provides world class facilities supported by an excellent infrastructure and shared resources.

Knowledgeable facilities staff enables the site to be responsive to a company’s needs and able to support any changing requirements.

A very professional business evironment witn fantastic support” 

Tim Derrington, Chief Executive Office, Scymaris

The balance of the Brixham laboratory is home to a multi-disciplinary community of commercial tenants, University of Plymouth researchers, spin out organisations and visiting scientists from higher education and commerce.

Other amenities:

  • Large conference room and meetings facilities
  • 24/7 access
  • Enterprise class ICT systems
  • Free visitor broadband
  • Flexible lease terms
  • Gallery Cafe serving delicious cooked breakfasts and homemade lunches. Business buffets and bespoke requests encouraged
  • Lockers, changing rooms and showers
  • Cycle, car share and kayak parking!


Institutional presence and collaboration:

The University of Plymouth works with many of the tenants through collaborative grant funded research, work placements and knowledge transfer partnerships.

The Laboratory compliments the Universities Innovation offer together with Plymouth Science Park and the Innovation Centres in Cornwall.


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