Bioscience Transforming Nottingham

Bioscience Transforming Nottingham

Following two years of hard work and an investment of around £30 million, the new flagship science centre BioCity has finally opened its doors in Nottingham. Described as the newest and most exciting science and business hub in the East Midlands, the new development is situated adjacent to the existing BioCity building and is part of the UK’s largest Bioscience incubation centre.

The new BioCity building boasts five floors with state-of-the-art facilities including modern office spaces and laboratories, covering 6,830sqm. The UK’s largest independent provider of integrated drug discovery resources and expertise, Sygnature Discovery, is the main tenant at the new BioCity project, with the company occupying the majority of the facilities.

David Harris, the National Director at Pick Everard, has commented, The original BioCity building has been in the city since 2003 and, in 2014, it stood at 90 per cent capacity. It is apparent that the thirst for development and growth is now really picking up pace. The work was procured through the Scape National Project Management and Quantity Surveying framework and we worked closely with a number of different partners – the majority of whom are based in Nottingham.

This has really helped fly the flag for the city and its construction and creative industries. Nottingham City Council’s substantial investment in this flagship project is further demonstration of its ongoing commitment to inner city development and we’re delighted that through showcasing the development, including at MIPIM, we’ve been able to promote the fantastic facilities available and the strength Nottingham has in the STEM sector.

The opening of this new BioCity building is a sign of the progress Nottingham has made in recent years, and this could well prove to be the platform for further developments in the near future, as the Midlands continues to establish itself as a hotspot for investment!

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