five-storey state-of-the-art facility will house a number of leading life
science companies such as Sygnature Discovery, currently based in the Laurus
building at BioCity, which will take up 30,000sq ft of the 50,000 sq ft space
in the new building. This will free up space in the existing building for more
developing companies to make use of the incubator facilities.
by Nottingham City Council under the Scape Major Works framework, Willmott
Dixon will work with the architect CPMG of Nottingham to deliver the facility
by spring 2017. It is expected to act as a catalyst to bring more life science
employers to Nottingham and create 250 specialist bioscience jobs.
building features a design that includes a sunscreen created by local artist
Wolfgang Buttress and, utilising Willmott Dixon’s industry leading
sustainability track-record, it will be connected to the district heating
system and so energy needs will be provided from burning the city’s waste.
was bought, cleared and decontaminated by Nottingham City Council for the
state-of-the-art life science incubator to be developed. The facility will be
fitted with high-tech biology and chemistry laboratories which will be built in
a range of sizes to allow companies to expand, with ancillary space for
commercial leasing to both start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Heath, operations director at Willmott Dixon in the East Midlands:
is an exciting project for Willmott Dixon and we are extremely pleased to be
involved in such an iconic development which will raise the benchmark for
future development in the city. The new building will help support start up and
existing small and medium sized enterprises within the sector – making it a
fantastic hub for the ever-growing life science business in the Midlands. We are
looking forward to making a start on this project and further strengthening our
portfolio of life science projects – which is steadily increasing alongside
demand in the region.”
Jon Collins, Leader for Nottingham City Council and Portfolio Holder for
Strategic Regeneration, said: “This is a significant development because not
only will it cement our position as the UK’s fastest growing life science
community, bringing new investment and job opportunities in one of our key
growth sectors, but it will also help to regenerate the east side of the city
and bring job opportunities during its construction.”