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Lab Space Available at Sci-Tech Daresbury in 2018

When conducting scientific research, it is important to work in high-quality facilities – and individuals spanning private industry and the academic research community have found Sci-Tech Daresbury to be a perfect fit for their needs.

Sci-Tech Daresbury in the Liverpool City Region has a wide range ofpremium laboratory spaces and associated infrastructure available to rent, in a variety of sizes, across Techspace One, The Innovation Centre, Vanguard House, Campus Technology Hub and Innovation Technology Access Centre.

Lab units can be taken alone or in conjunction with office spaces and are suited to a variety of needs, scaling from small teams to large research groups. some of these facilities come with fume extraction, gas and chemicals storage areas, centralised hazardous liquid waste disposal and access to pooled equipment. Specialist technical support is also on offer and many units can be fitted to meet Category 2 requirements.

The Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC), meanwhile, houses teams working in sectors ranging from l biosciences to materials technologies to environmental technologies, and is home to several million pounds of cutting-edge analytical equipment for laboratory and clean room use

Other useful facilities include high speed internet, on-site parking and 24/7 access. Meeting rooms, kitchens, showers and cycle storage are also on offer, along with a café and restaurant, making for a pleasant, flexible working environment. Whether you need to host internal discussions or guests, such as clients and investors, suitable facilities are on offer. In addition, flexible lease arrangements are available, which allow renters to rapidly adjust their arrangements to match their organisational needs. Using these spaces, researchers can quickly set about exploring new fields on their own terms, and they can quickly scale up, with minimal overheads.

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The campus also runs a range of events, including a monthly Business Breakfast Network event, where people can come together to share knowledge, resources and technology. With a membership in the thousands through NetworkHub, there is also the significant opportunity of developing collaborative relationships with other  businesses and organisations. Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Business Support Manager, Dr Paul Treloar, meanwhile, can connect businesses to seed, angel, VC and institutional funding, as well as recommending legal, marketing, IP and financial services whenever they are needed – enabling companies to stay focused on their area of expertise and outsource when they need to bring in specialist services. Sci-Tech Daresbury has links into 10 of the key universities in the NW and through STFC to over 80 in the UK.

Based in an impressive landscaped setting, Sci-Tech Daresbury’s laboratories offer a range of highly professional, high quality spaces suited to a wide variety of needs. What’s more, with flexibility built in, they can provide solutions for all manner of teams, stretching from start-ups and SMEs to enterprise units and academic research departments.

Sci-Tech Daresbury has an international reputation for its research work and is home to scientists and engineers from across the university research community as well as private industry. Just a short distance from Manchester and Liverpool, areas of study at the campus include accelerator science, bio-medicine, physics, chemistry, materials, engineering and computational science, while facilities range from a particle accelerator to a VR/AR lab. Sci-Tech Daresbury also offers industry-leading conference and events facilities, stretching from fully equipped meeting rooms to lecture theatres that can hold as many as 150 delegates.