Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences company incubator, located on the Cardiff & Vale University Hospital of Wales campus. The hospital site extends across 53 acres, provides a working base for over 4,000 people and is home to Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.
The Cardiff Medicentre was established in 1992 and was the first incubator of its kind in the United Kingdom. It provides competitive office and laboratory accommodation comprising of 32 units ranging from 27 square metres to 98 square metres.
Cardiff Medicentre is a joint venture between Cardiff University and the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. An eminent and visionary board consisting of members from both parties oversee the strategic direction of the Medicentre and support tenants with accessing networks and expertise.
- High-speed internet access
- Low-cost meeting rooms
- Flexible leases
- Low-cost desk leasing
- staffed reception
- 24-hour access 365 days a year
- Private parking inclusive
- Managed security systems
- Secure bike store
The Cardiff & Vale University Hospital site is adjacent to the M4 via the A48 dual carriageway. A car/taxi journey from Cardiff Central station should take approximately 10 minutes.
There are numerous regular Cardiff Bus services. From Cardiff Central Station the bus journey should last approximately 20 minutes.
There are good local cycle routes leading the hospital site. OVO bikes are available to hire and there are two stations at the hospital site. You can find their locations on the OVO bikes website.
The Cardiff Medicentre’s objectives are:
- to encourage new high-technology companies to locate and grow in Cardiff
- to assist in the transfer of technology from associated academic centres of expertise
- to assist in bringing innovative Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences products to market.
The Cardiff Medicentre offers specialist incubation support programmes and business services to tenants and licensees. Financial assistance may also be available towards the fitting-out of laboratories and equipment purchase costs. New companies will also be able to take advantage of the specialist facilities and academic expertise located within the University.
General support services at the Cardiff Medicentre include a manned reception during office hours (08:30- 16:30 Monday to Friday) for visitors and deliveries. The site also boasts private parking and controlled security access to the building with audio and visual security systems (CCTV). All tenants and licensees have 24 hour access to their units, 365 days a year. The Cardiff Medicentre also offers low-cost seminar and meeting room facilities to all tenants and licensees.
For tenants, Cardiff Medicentre offers ‘easy-in, easy-out’ leases that are generally for three years. Variations in period, notice and break clauses can be negotiated on an individual basis. All utility services are charged as used and building maintenance is organised by the Cardiff Medicentre facilities manager.
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