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150 England | Full Member Malvern Hills Science Park Situated in the heart of Cyber Valley, adjacent to QinetiQ and close to GCHQ, Malvern Hills Science Park (MHSP) is home to a number of growing companies working to strengthen the UK response to cyber attacks, and home to The National Cyber Skills Centre (NCSC). Through its frequent interactions with UK organisations the NCSC helps raise awareness of the local expertise on offer. The Science Park opened in October 1999. Its position adjacent to QinetiQ (Malvern) provides access to the knowledge and technology of one of Europe’s largest research organisations. Malvern has a rich history of revolutionary technology including LCD displays and RADAR. L ocati on Geraldine Road Malvern Worcestershire WR14 3SZ C ontact detai l s Alan White Chief Executive T: 01684 585 200 F: 01684 585 201 E: alanwhite@mhsp.co.uk www.mhsp.co.uk The Park was established to facilitate the spin-out of companies eager to exploit QinetiQ’s lead in technologies developed for military use but with potential commercial applications. MHSP provides excellent facilities to encourage the growth of high-tech companies, having high-quality accommodation and conference facilities in a beautiful situation nestling under the picturesque Malvern Hills. Transport links are good, with a direct train service to Birmingham and London (Paddington), and easy access by road from the M5 at Worcester, Birmingham Airport and Birmingham city centre. Progress to Date Companies: Existing tenants continue to grow, and new companies join the park all the time. MHSP has been noted for the creation of bespoke laboratory solutions for early-stage companies. IT companies are also well represented, working in areas such as cyber defence, automotive, and graphic and web design. A minority of companies retain links with military UKSPA Directory 2017 customers, both in the UK and overseas, some through relationships with QinetiQ and GCHQ. Land: The Science Park currently has four buildings over a beautifully landscaped 10-acre site. MHSP was created in 1999 as the Innovation Centre, consisting of 23 discrete working units, ranging from 355 to 2,000 sq ft. The Regional Technology Exchange (Phase 2) was completed in December 2001 and this provides a further 20,000 sq ft of units and laboratory facilities. In 2008 the award winning Phase 3 building was completed, with 35,000 sq ft feet of office space, laboratories, conferencing suites, and the on-site café. This building was designed from the ground up with high energy efficiency performance, and it is heated and cooled with ground source heat pumps. In January 2016 Phase 4 of the site was completed. This is a new chapter for the park: a 25,000 sq ft building for single occupancy by a major corporate. Work on Phase 5 commences in June 2017 and will