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The Innovation Centre
Sci-Tech Daresbury
Keckwick Lane
Daresbury, Cheshire


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Vanguard House

Vanguard House provides office, laboratory and workshop space and was the first development in the Sci-Tech Daresbury Enterprise Zone.

The building provides the logical ‘next step’ for companies already on the site, as well as attracting high-tech businesses from across the country and beyond.

The Innovation Centre

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 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.

Hartree Centre

The Hartree Centre is transforming UK competitiveness by accelerating the adoption of data-centric computing, big data and cognitive technologies.

Backed by over £170m of government funding and with significant strategic partnerships with organisations such as IBM and Unilever, the centre applies the most technically advanced high performance computing, data analytics and machine learning innovations from the research community and its partners to address real life challenges and deliver transformative gains in performance, innovation and time to market for UK industry.

Techspace One

Techspace One is an office and laboratory building for companies from sectors such as biomedical, materials, process technology and clean technology with approximately 10 to 50 staff.

The building provides high quality wet and dry laboratories, together with grade A office accommodation on a floor-by-floor basis for science and technology companies developing or upscaling their business.

Techspace Two

Techspace Two is a grade A office building for developing and scaling technology companies requiring their “own front door” identity.

Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury Laboratory is renowned for its world leading scientific research in fields such as computational science, physics, chemistry, materials, accelerator technology and engineering.

Part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the laboratory supports scientists, researchers and industry by providing a collaborative environment to perform cutting-edge research and innovation.

Daresbury Tower

The tower was a ‘particle smasher’ which created energy and was used to experiment on samples, it produced 30 million volts of static electricity.

Known as the Nuclear Structure Facility (NSF), it was designed and built by scientists at Daresbury, and used intense ion beams to help reveal the properties of the atomic nucleus under extreme conditions. During its lifetime it accelerated 80 different ion beams in experimental use, protons to uranium, rare isotopic and radioactive beams.