Isogenica expands into Science Village
Life sciences company Isogenica has taken almost 50 per cent more space at Chesterford Research Park, near Cambridge.
Attracted by the high quality, prestigious new laboratory space in the Science Village building, Isogenica has signed a five year lease on Suites 5 and 6, totalling 3,508 sq ft.
Martin Sylvester, a director of Churchmanor Estates, joint venture partner with Aviva at Chesterford Research Park, said: “Isogenica has long been a valued occupier on the park. As its business has grown and developed, we have worked hard to make sure the business has the space and facilities it needs to maximise the team’s productivity. We are delighted to see the company expand into the brand new Science Village, our flagship building on the park today.”
This latest deal with Isogenica takes its occupation at Chesterford up to almost 9,700 sq ft overall.
Dr Kevin Matthews, Isogenica’s CEO, explains why the company chose Science Village: “The recent launch of Colibra™, our new codon based library build technology, and subsequent demand for this and our additional services meant we needed to scale our operations rapidly in 2013.
“Complementing our existing space within the Mansion House with laboratory space within the Science Village building was the obvious choice for us. The park has always worked very collaboratively with us to provide space that delivers as we change and grow and I look forward to continuing that relationship as we drive Isogenica forward.”
The design of Science Village will help occupiers to maximise the exchange of ideas: the building’s central ‘atrium street’ will encourage interaction and help teams to make useful contacts. The park’s central facilities building, The Nucleus, offering a restaurant, break out area, meeting rooms and fitness centre is also a great place to meet neighbours from the park and hold larger meetings or conferences without any need to leave the site.
The Science Village has been constructed to an innovative, energy efficient design that allows for occupation of small, self-contained units or for the combination of units to create larger spaces. The suites are served by high speed data connectivity, Category 6 cabling and power supply supported by a back-up generator.
Each suite has demountable benching, plus sinks and fume hoods housed within their own dedicated room. Home to world-leading bioscience innovators, Chesterford Research Park is at the heart of the life sciences cluster now well-developed south of Cambridge. The park’s prestigious environment and range of facilities at The Nucleus has attracted leaders in the field including not only Isogenica, but BioFocus and Illumina Inc among others.
A 250-acre scheme designed with an emphasis on the natural environment and attractive landscaping, the park delivers high-quality accommodation in a tranquil and productive setting for science and technology based companies of all sizes.