Construction has started on the new Harlow Science Park located within the Harlow Enterprise Zone, Essex and was marked by a “ground-breaking” event held on Tuesday 16 October.
The 27 acre masterplan by Scott Brownrigg for VINCI UK Developments as part of a consortium with Wrenbridge, will provide more than 675,000 sq ft of space in which businesses can interact, innovate and grow in a cutting-edge collaborative environment.
The first buildings designed by Scott Brownrigg will deliver a combined space of 45,000 sq ft and will complete by end of 2019. One building is a 15,000 sq ft Business Innovation Centre, acquired by Anglia Ruskin University and part-funded by Essex County Council and the other is a 30,000 sq ft office complex owned by Harlow Council for growth businesses in the technology sector.
The Harlow Science Park will create a new, forward thinking hub for businesses focused on all areas of science, technology, research and innovation. Its location serves to complement and build upon the already extensive life science and medical technology cluster in the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor. Designed as an attractive campus style environment, it will establish and incubate a collaborative, science-technology led community.