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The development of a world class Science Park is a significant element of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point.
Exeter Science Park is a great place to begin the next phase in developing your ideas and growing your business. They have created the foundation for a park which will cater for the full spectrum of organisation size – from 'start-ups' and 'spin outs', second stage funded companies through to the largest multinational organisations.
The Park is set to be the corner-stone of a knowledge-based economy which is currently achieving unprecedented growth rates. The Exeter and East Devon area is home to numerous knowledge-based businesses and has benefitted from tremendous investment in start-ups and in research & development across a range of science technology, medicine and engineering fields.
The Science Park is playing a key role in helping to diversify and reinforce the economy of Exeter and East Devon through the development of knowledge-based businesses and capitalising on links with the technology base provided by the University of Exeter (and explicitly including Medical School) and the Met Office.
To keep up to date with the development you can now sign up to a newsletter by visiting the Exeter Science Park website or follow the project on Twitter @ExeterSciencePk
There are currenty, two occupied buildings on Science Park. The Science Park Centre, Eagle House with a third, the Met Office’s High Performance Computer (HPC) complex, which will house part of the new Met Office supercomputer is currently under construction. In August 2016, there are around 20 companies and organisations trading from the park.
There are several live applications in progress for other facilities including Torrance Diamond Diagnostic Services (TDDS), a leading veterinary clinical pathology firm who have commissioned their own bespoke new ‘grow-on’ building.
Science Park Centre (Managed workspace) The Science Park Centre is at the heart of the park and the focal point for business services. The Centre opened on 1st June 2015.
Companies based at the Centre include: Dashboard, Rezcom, Thalamus Health, ConceptFirst, Edson Tiger, Routeshoot, Exeter Scientific Development SeeData, Dynamiq, Securious, Koncept, Milkalyser, Coelition.
Park Wide Tenants: Blur Group and coming soon are TDDS and the Met Office HPC Complex.
- Exeter Science Park is located at Redhayes in East Devon
- The Science Park now has a dedicated lane from junction 29 of the M5
- Bus Service every 30 minutes 7 days a week
- Direct Cycle and Walking Routes
- Near Exeter International Airport
- High Quality Parkland Campus
- One of the major schemes that make up the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
- 24 hectares
- 68,700 m2
- First phase 18600 m2
Enquiries regarding availability on Exeter Science Park should be made by telephone to 01392 722227 or by contacting the team for more information see the Exeter Science Park website.
Predicted investment value:
Expected date of completion:
- 20-25 years
- 2,000 - 3,700 jobs
Current land owners:
- Devon County Council
- Exeter City Council, East Devon District Council, Devon County Council and the University of Exeter.
- The Exeter Science Park Company was formally incorporated in May 2010
Exeter Science Park is a partnership between Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, the Met Office, South West Regional Development Agency and the University of Exeter.
The Exeter Science Park Company was formally incorporated in May 2010. The Company is chaired by Professor Sir William Wakeham to lead the Strategic direction for the Science Park.
The South West RDA provided grant funding of £19 million to Devon County Council to purchase the 26 hectare site from Eagle One and develop the infrastructure for the Science Park. As well as providing a site for the Exeter Science Park, the purchase of the land from also includes land needed for major improvements to the M5 Junction 29, which will unlock the full potential of the whole Growth Point Area.
Community Infrastructure Funding (CIF) of £5 million was granted to develop a sustainable transport infrastructure to the area and provide access routes into the city centre. This includes the construction of the cycle and pedestrian bridge across the M5 directly into the Science Park and for the roads and transport infrastructure for the northern section of the Science Park.
Eagle One has the development rights to develop Phase One of the Science Park. The rest of the site will be opened up through an OJEU tender for a developer.
Phase One will include provision of a business hotel and conference centre, a management suite for Eagle One (10,000 sq ft), and a Science Park Centre (circa 30,000 sq ft) which will act as the hub for the development, the funding partners for which are not currently in place.
Planning conditions stipulate that buildings must carry BREEAM excellent certification and occupiers must meet a Gateway Criteria which reflects the UK Science Park Association definition of a Science Park.