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Daresbury, Cheshire

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Creating the right environment

For more than a decade Sci-Tech Daresbury has been setting the standards for delivering world-class facilities and support for high-tech companies.

We have appreciated, from the very beginning, how crucial it is to bring together the necessary elements to attract business and create that perfect environment to nurture and grow.

And we’re not just staying that, the statistics back it up

  • Home to more than 130 high-tech companies
  • Workplace to over 1,200 people
  • On-site companies have average sales growth of 30%
  • 3-year business survival rates >95%, significantly above the national average of 50-60%

It hasn’t happened by chance, as we purposely looked at what our campus companies would need to make their business a success including first-class facilities, financial incentives and funding expertise, access to knowledge and an excellent support network.

As a result of this vision and hard work, we have created the perfect environment. Sci-Tech Daresbury is a thriving business community, where new arrivals are guaranteed a warm welcome and the support to grow.

Today, we are very proud of what we have developed on the campus and the range of facilities we can offer, along with our future plans to further enhance the site. Any new company coming to the campus will be in awe of what we can offer and we will help them visualise their own success being part of the Sci-Tech Daresbury community.

We have developed a range of facilities that can suit any high-tech company including specialist laboratories, workshops, offices and access to a range of analytical and prototyping equipment, and VR/AR facilities. For start-ups and SMEs looking for a state-of-the-art ‘sandpit’ facility to push the boundaries of R&D, then Sci-Tech Daresbury can offer a range of configurable options.

Techspace One provides high-quality facilities for science and technology companies developing or upscaling their business.

It has three floors of wet and instrumentation laboratories with grade A office facilities.

The ground floor has a height of 4.5m, first floor labs can meet category 2 status and there is on-site access to nitrogen, compressed air and natural gas.

It is ideal for companies from sectors such as biomedical, materials, process technology and clean technology with approximately 10 to 50 staff.

As it is situated in the Sci-Tech Daresbury Enterprise Zone, companies who locate into Techspace One before the 31st March 2018 will be eligible for five years’ business rates relief.

The Innovation Centre is a magnet for businesses, whether as a location for high-tech SMEs, a high-quality setting for events or simply as a meeting point offering high-value networking opportunities, it provides a complete breakthrough in business interaction.

This stunningly designed state-of-the-art 24,000 sq ft building is specifically equipped for science and technology-based businesses.

The centre has become home to around 70-80 companies, with strong representation from the biomedical & healthcare, digital/ICT and advanced engineering sectors.

It has also attracted key international companies such as IBM who have a strategic partnership with the Hartree Centre on-site developing technology in data-intensive computing, and cognitive technologies.

Sci-Tech Daresbury, located close to both Manchester and Liverpool, is internationally known for the quality of its work and is home to scientists and engineers from across the academic research community as well as private industry. Areas of study include accelerator science, bio-medicine, physics, chemistry, materials, engineering and computational science, as researchers explore new areas of science and new technologies – and facilities stretch from a VR/AR lab to a particle accelerator.