Bristol & Bath Science Park

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Bristol & Bath Science Park
Emersons Green, Bristol
North Bristol Sus Com : 19 January 2012
What is a Science Park?
 “A Science Park is a community of companies, scientists and
technologists focused on the business of science and
technology”
 A Science Park is an independent environment where
academia, entrepreneurs and large corporate can work
together and share their strengths
University
Science
Park
Entrepreneur
Corporate
Why does the Region need a Science Park?
Science & Technology Parks promote the economic
development and competitiveness of regions and cities by:
 Creating new business opportunities and adding value to
mature companies
 Fostering entrepreneurship and incubating new innovative
companies
 Generating knowledge-based jobs
 Building attractive spaces for the emerging knowledge
workers
 Enhancing the synergy between universities and companies.
(International Association of Science Parks)
Broad Research Base
Metrology
Cleantech
Digital Media
Broadcast Media
Microelectronics
Biotech
Robotics
Aerospace
Semiconductors
ICT
Nanoscience
Pharma
Composites
Mathematical
Modelling
Digital Technologies
Medical Technology
Universities
Engineering
Oil & Gas
The Bristol & Bath Science Park
 59 acre site at Emerson’s Green
 Master plan for 820,000 square feet of occupied space
 140,000 square feet opened in Autumn 2011
 200 professionals on site from opening
 Gateway policy
 £300M investment over 15 - 20 years of development
 4,000 - 6,000 high value jobs
Masterplan
Dorothy Hodgkin
Reservoir
Dirac Crescent
Jenner Boulevard
Feynman Way
Blackwell Common
Design Strategy
• Urban density –
communication & collaboration
• Attractive shared common
spaces – indoor & outdoor
• Distributed renewable energy
centres
• Open to the community
• BREEAM & CEEQUAL
Excellence
Universities –
Bath, Bristol, and West of England
 Top end of research intensive universities
 Focus on STEM subjects
 Highest concentration of PhD graduates in the UK
 Bristol:
 80% of research submitted is rated in top two
categories
 2,000 PhD students graduate per annum
 New National Composites Centre is part of the first TIC
(Technology Innovation Centres)
 Lead 5 of the 34 national DTCs (Doctoral Training Centres)
Bio-diversity
• Over 15% of the site has been
given over to green space.
All significant trees have been
retained and in one instance
incorporated into a bus stop
creating a striking feature
• An ecological corridor has been
designed into the scheme
linking the eastern and western
sides of the site
• The courtyard area between the
Forum, Innovation Centre and
Grow-on space is being
landscaped to provide a
communal garden area for
users of the site
Communications
• A ‘POP’ ultra high speed dark
fibre internet infrastructure is
being installed
• A state of the art audio visual
and video conferencing
system in meeting rooms
(Telepresence) will reduce the
need for journeys to meetings
Transport
• 9 electric car charging points
are being installed
• 3 electric cars will be provided
for use by occupiers of the
Park
• 2 electric bikes are being
provided for short journeys
• Public transport is provided to
the site by the local bus
network
Five Years Ago …..
Five Years Later ….. 26 September 2011

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