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164 England | Full Member National Agri-Food Innovation Campus – York The National Agri-Food Innovation Campus offers an opportunity for businesses to grow within a unique scientific environment. Within easy reach of the historic city of York and situated in an 80-acre parkland setting, the campus is home to a lively mix of private and public sector organisations. The site welcomes businesses from a wide range of sectors, providing a home for agri-food sector organisations and those in broader life sciences across plant, animal, and human health. The campus can accommodate large or small occupiers with a range of fit-out options including fully-fitted labs, offices, and specialist manufacturing units. L ocati on Sand Hutton York YO41 1LZ Contact detai l s Annette Garnston Campus Partner Manager T: 01904 40 6667 E: annettegamston@nafic.co.uk Nicola Vickers Conference Centre Manager T: 01904 40 6668 E: nicola.vickers@nafic.co.uk www.nafic.co.uk A Unique Scientific Environment Anchor tenant Fera Science Ltd is joined by other private sector organisations including: Covance, Abingdon Health, Birdstrike Management, Mologic, ELRIG, FPCR, Symbiosis IP, and Venn Life Sciences. The site is also home to several public organisations including: PHE, APHA, MHRA, and SPAH. Tenants benefit from world-class equipment, a top range of support services, an enviable location, and unique opportunities to interact with world-class scientists and businesses working at the interface of government, academia, and industry. The site is used daily by around 800 people within the 28,000m 2 of built space, and houses an active, professional, and innovative community. The rich diversity of expertise on campus provides significant opportunities for technology and knowledge transfer, and access to an excellent research base. Tenant interactions have led to key commercial outcomes such as vertical supply chain integration, cross-sector problem solving, plus access to scientific UKSPA Directory 2017 equipment and services, without the need for early capital investment. Of necessity, the laboratory accommodation is state-of-the-art and there is an extensive support network which enables tenant organisations to operate seamlessly while concentrating on their core functions. The Sand Hutton campus also benefits from a resilient infrastructure designed to allow for permanent operation 365 days a year. The campus is a key component of the regional bio-economy and works closely with its partners in the surrounding area to drive economic growth. Key partners include the Universities of York and York St John, and the York and North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The campus is entering a period of major development and has an ambition to double employment numbers on site. Accommodation The campus is centred on eight science blocks. A typical block contains 1,500m 2 (16,000 sq ft) of net useable space over