York Biotech Campus

York Biotech Campus

Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ


The York Biotech Campus offers an opportunity for business to grow within a unique scientific environment. Within  easy reach of the historic city of York, the Sand Hutton campus is home to a lively mix of private and public sector organisations. Anchor tenant, Fera Science Ltd, is joined by other private sector organisations  including; Abingdon Health, Birdstrike  Management, Mologic, ELRIG and Venn Life Sciences.

The site is home to two National Centres for Agricultural Innovation and  several public organisations including; PHE, APHA, MHRA and SPAH. The site welcomes businesses from a wide range of sectors whilst focussing on providing a home for agri-food sector organisations and those in life sciences covering plant, animal and human health.

Situated in a pleasant, 80 acre parkland setting, the campus is able to accommodate large or small occupiers with a range of fit out options including fully fitted wet and dry labs, office and write up space and specialist manufacturing.

Organisations based at the site benefit from world class equipment, a top range of support services, an enviable location and unique opportunities to interact with world class scientists and businesses working at the interface of government, academia and industry.

The site is used daily by around 850 people and within the 27,800sqm of built space, houses an active professional and innovative community. Of necessity, the laboratory accommodation is state of the art and there is an extensive support network which enables tenant organisations to operate seamlessly while concentrating on their core functions.

The Sand Hutton campus benefits from a resilient infrastructure designed to allow for permanent operation 365 days a year. 


The campus is centred on eight science blocks . A typical block contains 1,500sqm (16,000 sqft) of net useable space over two floors. Each floor houses a mix of laboratory and office accommodation. Laboratory  space is available from 40sqm to 400sqm with adjoining office space from 19sqm to 325sqm.

All laboratories are equipped with laboratory gases, utilities, fume extract and benching and can be configured to meet the needs of research, diagnostics and laboratory based production methods. Laboratories can be reconfigured in response to short-term business opportunity or adapted and expanded to meet longer term business growth. 

Property Services 

  • Flexible lease terms
  • Hot Desking
  • Inclusive rent payments
  • Fit-out project management services
  • On site storage facilities

Business Services 

  • Cleaning
  • Porterage
  • Goods inwards and outwards
  • Postal services
  • Security services
  • Handyman  services
  • On-site hospitality and catering

Technical Services 

  • Autoclaving
  • Proficiency testing
  • Waste management including contaminated/special & chemical waste

World class equipment, a top range of support services, an enviable location and unique opportunities to interact with world class scientists and businesses

A versatile and state of the art on-site conference centre seats 250 delegates

Comprehensive accommodation offer on a parkland campus

Science Services 

Science services can be procured by arrangement with Fera and other campus partners.


  • Secure perimeter with staffed patrols, CCTV and 24 hour gatehouse
  • Staffed reception and visitor waiting area
  • Bespoke access controls to individual blocks and client premises
  • Access 24/7/365
  • Disabled access
  • Hot and cold drinking water, drinks and vending machines 24/7/365
  • Bookable meeting rooms, conferencing and AV support
  • On-site restaurant
  • On-site gym
  • On-site day nursery
  • Campus layout with external grounds and seating
  • Secure free car parking
  • Secure bicycle racks
  • Regular bus services from key regional locations


Lakeside Conference Centre

The campus has its own conference centre, overlooking a picturesque lake. The suite includes a 250 seat conference room and flexible meeting rooms with full audio-visual support, IT training infrastructure and a full range of catering.

Contact: Nicola Vickers, Conference Manager
Telephone: 01904 406668

Email: conferences@defra.gsi.gov.uk




NAFIC rebrands to York Biotech Campus

The National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC), a leading hub for bioscience in Yorkshire, has announced that it has rebranded to become ‘York Biotech Campus’ to represent its evolution from an agri-tech site to all-encompassing biotech. The rebrand includes a new...

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