Research campus near Cambridge gets a boost

November 6, 2017 by  

Cambridge’s Babraham Research Campus (BRC) will gain from a fresh initiative.

BRC is going to have a new facility that shall extend for more than 100,000 square feet. This will be handy for research companies in the biotechnology sector. Printing services in Cambridge may be used by businesses wanting to showcase innovative ideas.

A spokesperson for an organisation behind the facility, BioMed Realty, told the Cambridge News:

“By recognising the proximity to premier academic and research institutions, a highly skilled workforce and healthy portfolio of strong commercial life science organisations throughout Cambridge, BioMed Realty continues to expand its leadership role in Cambridge’s life science industry growth.”

The spokesperson pointed out that BioMed Realty already has a significant presence in the Cambridge city-region. She said that the BRC move would mean that the organisation should have over 850,000 square feet. However, she confirmed the project will only be completed in the latter half of 2019.

The BioMed Realty vision should lead to two new buildings and is based on a partnership approach. The enterprise secured Granta Park within Great Abingdon back in 2012.

The BRC site already accommodates a range of ambitious enterprises and these start-ups have an abundance of potential. Babraham Bioscience Technologies (BTT) manage the site. The chief executive of BBT, Derek Jones, attended the recent construction launch, but around 60 life science outfits are already there.