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Project value

42,000 sq ft

speculative grade A office


full time equivalent jobs supported

Project Violet at Sci-Tech Daresbury

A catalyst for growth and a hive of excitement for innovative businesses of all sizes.

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Our commercial, office space and laboratory experts delivered the £17.8m Project Violet development at Sci-Tech Daresbury, a world class location for high-tech business and leading-edge science.

Handed over in February 2022, it provides 43,000 square foot of top quality Grade A office and innovation space, coupled with the highest energy efficiency standards; ideal for dynamic, forward-thinking science and technology focused businesses.

Violet encompasses two buildings (V2 and V3) providing 12,000 sq ft each, with one building (V1) consisting of 19,000 sq ft. Each building entails floor plates of around 4,300 to 6,300 sq ft.

332 jobs on the new campus

Project Violet will create or support 332 full-time equivalent jobs. It highlights the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture’s commitment to the future prosperity of the Liverpool City Region and wider North West through meeting market demand for high-quality workspace for high growth science, technology and innovation-led businesses that are attracted to the area’s unrivalled ecosystem of private and public sector business support, academia and transport connectivity.

Upon completion, John Downes, Chief Executive Officer of Langtree and Chairman of Sci-Tech Daresbury, said:

“Project Violet reaching completion is yet another moment of real excitement at a time when our campus is truly going from strength to strength. Our ambitious plans for propelling science and technology forward in our region though investing in quality laboratory and office space have already been vindicated by the strong interest in Violet, and we look forward to sharing details of our first tenants in the coming weeks.
“Contracts were signed for the build programme of Project Violet in the summer of 2020, when the first few months of the pandemic had led many to believe that high-quality office and laboratory space would no longer be in demand in the years to come. This was not a view we shared, and the strong demand we’re experiencing for Violet vindicates that our unwavering faith in cutting-edge businesses in the North West has been more than vindicated.
“The work we’re currently undertaking will be pivotal in supporting science and technology in our region and beyond for decades to come - this is a truly exhilarating period for Sci-Tech Daresbury.”

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:

“Sci-Tech Daresbury is a thriving hub for science and technology in our region, playing host to many of the cutting-edge, innovative businesses that will help us to build a greener, smart and better-connected Liverpool City Region.
“We are only scratching the surface of our region’s potential to be at the vanguard of science and innovation in the UK. This latest expansion of the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus means that we can continue to attract world-leading businesses to our region, delivering hundreds of high-quality, high-value jobs that fuel our ambitions to be global innovators”


  • Delivered to the highest energy efficiency standards, for dynamic, forward-thinking science and technology-focused businesses.
  • To encompass two buildings (V2 and V3) providing 12,000 sq ft each and one building (V1) of 18,000 sq ft.




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