North West science park to expand with two buildings
Bruntwood SciTech – a joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General – has submitted a planning application to deliver two new buildings for laboratory and office space at Alderley Park, Cheshire.
Subject to planning permission, 9,290m2 of new world-leading laboratory space will be created. Spanning five floors, it will be suitable for both chemistry and biology uses, while a new office building will provide 9,000m2 of workspace across six floors,
The plans will support the development of what is said to be the UK’s largest single-site campus, which is already home to over 250 companies.
Dr Kath Mackay, Director of Life Sciences, Bruntwood SciTech said: “The life sciences sector has seen major growth in the UK over the last decade, with the UK now seeing a significant lack of available lab space, which has the potential to hamper further growth if supply is not boosted.
“It is vital that we play our role in supporting investment into specialist infrastructure – unlocking growth to meet this growing demand and keeping knowledge and innovation within the UK – which is what we are doing at Alderley Park and at our other life science campuses across the UK’s regions.”
Wes Erlam, Managing Director of Urban Regeneration at Legal & General Capital, said: “Through our Bruntwood SciTech partnership, Legal & General is continuing to put society’s pension money to work to foster and fund innovation. As the UK’s largest single-site life science campus, Alderley Park is a major driver of ground-breaking research and its expansion will further cement the UK as a leader in this space, creating thousands of new jobs and delivering against increasing demand for top quality facilities.”