Stephen George + Partners design spaces and places that attract the brightest minds, promote and encourage entrepreneurial culture, improve collaboration and facilitate the commercial growth and success of scientific, technical and knowledge-based businesses.
A successful science park comprises an eco-system of interconnected yet varied organisations requiring cross-sector knowledge for delivery and growth. Stephen George + Partners draws on over 50 years of cross-sector experience to contribute to every aspect of science park development: from offices to logistics, healthcare, pharmaceutical and research facilities to community infrastructure such as retail and leisure, hotels and residential, as well as transport, power, waste and data centres.
Working in partnership with local authorities, private sector businesses, educational establishments, as well as engaging with the wider community, Stephen George + Partners works across the lifecycle of buildings and estate, from business case support and preconstruction, masterplanning and consulting on the successful delivery of new and refurbished buildings and through to the phased decarbonisation and improved environmental performance of existing buildings.
To ensure it can offer clients the best ideas, ensure future proofing and competitive advantage, Stephen George + Partners carries out its own R+D in areas ranging from smart technology, sustainability and wellness, BIM, labour and material shortages/costs, modular and offsite construction, through to current socio-economic trends.
Recognising that the science park sector has undergone dramatic change over the last decade, Stephen George + Partners supports its development partners and estates teams in the design and delivery of appropriate spaces, ensuring their most efficient use and ability to attract occupiers and highly skilled staff.
Whilst demand for R+D, life sciences and manufacturing space has grown in line with the need for commercially-focussed research from academic institutions, the greater application of technology and artificial intelligence, coupled with a requirement for shorter supply chains, has seen organisations think differently about the types of spaces they occupy and where they are located.
To compete on a global stage, clients are seeking affordable, flexible, sustainable space; a hybrid campus that is resilient, effective and viable. Changes in the way we choose to spend our time are presenting opportunities through town centre regeneration and the sustainable repurposing and refurbishment of buildings to create knowledge and innovation hubs. So, too, will the Government’s Levelling Up agenda see science parks and innovation districts catalysing economic growth in the regions, whilst presenting the opportunity to extend their reach and become more connective with wider residential and academic communities, feeding in talent and knowledge from local universities and teaching hospitals.
Local architectural practice, Stephen George + Partners LLP (SGP) has launched a free interactive toolkit to introduce primary school children to the importance of building sustainably. Focusing on building materials and how much carbon is released during their...