Techspace One is a three-storey, multi-let building comprising 46,000 sq ft of laboratories, grade A office accommodation, meeting hubs and break out areas. Tony McDonough reports.
Commercial property agents and tech firms from across the North West came together for the launch of Sci-Tech Daresbury’s latest facility.
Techspace One is a three-storey, multi-let building comprising 46,000 sq ft of laboratories, grade A office accommodation, meeting hubs and break out areas.
It has been developed for companies from sectors such as biomedical, materials, process technology and clean technology.
Tenants benefit from access to fume extraction, provision of liquid waste disposal facility and materials/gas bottle storage areas, on-site supply of nitrogen, compressed air and natural gas, and ground floor labs with external door access.
The building also includes high-speed internet connectivity and will provide accommodation of between 900 and 2,400 sq ft units.
Techspace One completes the latest development at Sci-Tech Daresbury following its sister building, Techspace Two, which opened in Autumn 2016.
Guests at the launch event saw virtual reality, 3D printing, infra-red camera and “mad science” demonstrations and given the opportunity for a spin in Tesla’s Model X & S cars with a professional driver.
Sci-Tech Daresbury is a private-public joint-venture partnership between developer Langtree, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Halton Council.
Malcolm Jackson, group finance director of Langtree and board director of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture company, said: “Opening a new building is always an interesting and exciting time.
“The new building is attracting significant interest, following a year when a record number of 34 companies located or relocated here, drawn not only by world leading facilities and an international reputation, but also to a renowned spirit of collaboration and the success of many of our 114 companies in commercialising their innovation.”