The Plymouth Science Park journey started as a joint venture between University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council. The mission was simple, yet ambitious: to support the growth of the region’s economy
The Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) expanded (from a converted boat shed at the Fort Bovisand diving school) to become the first occupant of the new science park, with the development of its purpose built facility, conveniently adjacent to the city’s major hospital.
The Plymouth Science Park Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC) opened. This multi-occupancy building offers 22,000 square feet of lettable space in 34 units ranging in size from 150 – 1300 square feet.
A second Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC) opened. This three storey building offers 46 units ranging in size from 150 – 2800 square feet within a total lettable area of 24,000 square feet.
5 Research Way
The headquarters of Devon and Cornwall Business Link, a 10,000 square feet bespoke building is established on the site.
Phase 3 was completed with the opening of three highly specified buildings providing 6 self-contained business ‘grow on’ units, and an additional 29,000 square feet of lettable space.
Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
The Headquarters building for the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry opened, offering 60,000 square feet of space. This development greatly enhanced the potential for medical research and acted as a catalyst for the clustering of medical-related companies.
A £30 million development providing 24,000 square feet of office space, a Data Centre and the Park Bistro were completed.
Peninsula Dental School
The Peninsula Dental School was opened adjacent to the Peninsula Medical School Head Office. The Peninsula Dental School aims to deliver a world-class educational programme for dental students, producing dental practitioners of the highest quality.
The iconic Chamberlain House building was completed. This dramatic building is spread over three floors and offers 11 units accommodating up to 200 people in light, spacious and flexible Grade A offices. This building and the refurbishment of 5 Research Way was part-funded by the Heart of the South West LEP’s Growth Deal* to create more high quality lettable office space at the Park.
Derriford Research Facility
The University of Plymouth’s Derriford Research Facility was opened. This prestigious £17 million facility provides a research-intensive environment to investigate cancer; infection, immunity and inflammation; and neurodegenerative diseases.