Trio of lettings at Granta Park


06-05-2010

A total of 15,500 sq ft of lab and office space has been let at Granta Park in the last month.

Bioscience networking organisation ERBI and biotechnology companies F-Star and Lonza have taken space at the UCB Building on the science park, which is also occupied by Pfizer Regenerative Medicine. All three are moving as part of an expansion into a building offering them fully fitted lab and office facilities on a fully serviced and supported basis.

Lonza Biologics plc has relocated its Applied Protein Services group to Granta Park. Says Senior Group Leader Yvette Stallwood: “Granta Park has an excellent working environment, facilities, transport links and services. With the site’s reputation as a hub of scientific excellence it is the ideal location for us to continue to grow and have the capacity to increase the throughput of our research projects and services.”

It’s a similar story for F-Star: “Granta Park is well located for tapping into the Cambridge talent pool as well as being a green and pleasant environment with excellent facilities,” says CEO Kevin Fitzgerald. “The UCB Building itself is bright, spacious and welcoming with labs already fitted and suitable for our purposes.”

For ERBI the move to Granta Park supports its strategy for further expansion and also gives it the opportunity to run all of its activities, except for the Conference, in one location as Marketing Director Barnaby Perks explains: “After two very successful years at Babraham, working in close proximity to many ERBI members, we outgrew the space available, but will continue our excellent relationship with Babraham and look forward to welcoming all our members to our new location.”

Says Granta Park’s Marketing and Asset Manager Roz Bird: “We are delighted to be able to welcome three new companies to Granta Park and look forward to helping them all to settle in and start benefitting from being located at Granta Park making use of the amenities and joining in with the networking and the social events.”

The lettings were handled by Andrew Gordon of Lambert Smith Hampton acting on behalf of UCB who believes the building is a great choice for expanding bio science companies: “Companies looking to grow can move straight into a facility at the UCB building at Granta Park. There is nothing else on the market like it offering excellent accommodation, an innovative solution and speed of delivery. Once established companies also have the opportunity to grow within Granta Park.”

 

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There are a variety of opportunities to join the Granta Park community. For further details about the UCB Building contact Lambert Smith Hampton on 01223 276336 and for opportunities at Granta Park visit www.grantapark.co.uk.
 

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