We have created the setting for a leading Science Park to meet the needs of the ICT, Advanced Manufacturing and Life Science sectors. Taking an existing enterprise zone, we were tasked with reinterpreting the site for vibrant business activity, amenities and connections to the landscape, town centre and surrounding housing, serving the London Cambridge corridor economy.
Created alongside Newhall, a major residential development, the Science Park connects with new bus routes and a new primary link road. A teardrop shaped central heart provides social infrastructure supporting new businesses. 649,000 sq ft of flexible space is masterplanned across 24 separate plots arranged in a collegiate cluster of vital employment space.
Flexibility is key and the masterplan accommodates a range of business scales. This includes the Scott Brownrigg-designed Anglia Ruskin University Medtech Innovation Centre that opened in 2020, and advanced manufacturing plots such as Modus, together with flexible office space.
The Scott Brownrigg-designed multi let office building ‘Nexus’, which completed in 2020, sits within the Park, neighbouring a new sculpture by Nick Hornby – the 100th major sculpture for the town.
The central heart with its hotel plot, gym, crèche, café and marketing environment creates essential support activity for all occupiers from those within Headquarter 100,000 sq ft accommodation through to those using the new collaborative serviced business suites.