CBRE appointed as agents on established life science campus

Alderley Park

CBRE’s Manchester office has been instructed as sole leasing advisors on the Alderley Park life science campus in Cheshire.

Set in 400 acres of parkland, Alderley Park offers more than one million square feet of premier laboratory, office and conferencing space specifically designed for life science and digital innovation businesses.

Alderley Park, part of Bruntwood SciTech’s network of innovation districts, is home to the UK’s largest single site life science campus, a thriving ecosystem of more than 200 innovation-led companies and in excess of 2,500 of the world’s most skilled and experienced science professionals.

The campus also offers a range of specialised scientific services such as coworking labs, pay-as-you-go access to state-of-the-art equipment, media preparation, in vivo facilities and business support including access to finance, talent and markets to foster the growth of start-ups and scale-ups based at the park.

A total of £247m is being invested into the park which is already home to a number of national life science institutions such as Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute and the Medicines Discovery Catapult.

Glasshouse, which opened in 2020, offers 150,000 sq ft of flexible, high quality, collaborative workspace designed for digital tech businesses. Alderley Park also boasts a new gym and sports complex and pub and restaurant – The Churchill Tree.

Mark Garner, associate director at CBRE Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to Alderley Park’s life science campus.

“The world class facilities, ability to recruit successfully, outstanding amenities and the large development pipeline are key attractors to scaling businesses. These factors make Alderley Park a truly unique and significant player within the UK life science market.”

Jamie Bottomley, head of commercial, Bruntwood SciTech – Alderley Park, said: “Our ongoing programme of investment at Alderley Park ensures we offer world class facilities for science and technology companies at every stage of the business life cycle, from start-up to large corporate.

“It’s an exciting time for the UK life science sector and we’re delighted to be working with CBRE to attract world class science and tech businesses to the park from around the globe.”

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