UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 131

UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 131 Keele The Forum University is open Science to and the Innovation public and Park is a space is located to meet, in eat, the heart collaborate of the UK and and network poised to expand energy markets by harnessing Keele University’s infrastructure to facilitate the development and testing of renewable and smart energy technologies. Planning permission has been granted for a 150-bed, 4-star flagship international hotel with conferencing facilities. By offering world-class amenities, the hotel will provide an attractive, contemporary setting in which to entertain clients, relax after work, or host meetings, conferences and training events. Of particular significance for the Science Park is the fact that the development site provides opportunities for companies both current and new to create their own design-and-build facilities on the site. Accommodation Keele University Science and Innovation Park offers high quality, high-spec serviced office, laboratory and workshop accommodation, with unit size options starting at 200 sq ft. Flexible lease or all-inclusive 12 month licence agreements are available. A service charge covers: security services; maintenance of the buildings and grounds; lighting; cleaning in common areas; and reception services. Rates are payable directly to the local authority. All facilities management of the buildings is provided by staff physically located on the University and Science Park site, resulting in an immediate and accessible response. Services “The site provides opportunities for Services to Science companies both current and new to Park tenants include the following: create their own design-and-build • 24/7 access facilities on the site” to buildings • dedicated car parking • meeting rooms • dedicated on-site business support Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s and facilities management • electronic swipe card security system • CCTV and 24-hour on-site security staff • on-site delivered catering • “Virtual Office” opportunities. 10 mins from two M6 junctions Innovation Communit y The Science and Innovation Park is part of the Keele University campus, providing immediate access to all academic, research, commercial, social, and sports facilities. It also provides unique access to conferencing and corporate entertainment facilities that have been benchmarked amongst the best UK academic conference venues for many years. The vibrant, innovative community of businesses located on the Science Park is linked directly to the University via the Directorate of Engagement & Partnerships – a multidisciplinary team providing access to research expertise, Intellectual Property licensing opportunities, internships and graduate placements. ■ Excellent rail links from 3 stations Four airports within 1 hour N e a r by Stoke-on-Trent (12 min drive) Birmingham & Manchester (60 min) London (less than 90 min by train) Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Within Keele University campus NHS & teaching hospital links Links with 110 universities globally