University reveals Science Park plans

Judith Lamie

The University of Derby has revealed plans to move forward on both its city campus and Science Park.

Professor Judith Lamie, pro vice-chancellor of external affairs for University of Derby gave Market Derby Embassy delegates at MIPIM an update on the University’s plans to further extend its estate into the city centre to include a new University Enterprise Zone, as well as develop a Science Park at Infinity Park Derby.

Delegates heard how the University has recently risen up the league tables and is ranked in the top 20 UK universities and the top 100 in Europe for teaching excellence. The University contributes £659m to the local economy.

Having opened its Law School at One Friar Gate Square in the city’s cathedral Quarter in 2016, the University is now considering the possibility of its Business School joining it on the west side of the city centre.

The proposed Science Park at Infinity Park Derby will create an environment which embodies the spirit of innovation through collaboration. It will bring together global companies and small and medium-sized enterprises with leading-edge academic researchers, policy-makers and funders.

Talking about the plans, Lamie said: “The University of Derby Science Park will be a place where world-class becomes reality.”