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242 England | Full Member Unit DX L ocati on St Philips Central Albert Road Bristol BS2 0XJ Contact detai l s Adam Finnimore Project Coordinator T: 0117 403 4035 E: Dr Ashley Brewer Centre Director T: 0117 403 4035 E: UKSPA Directory 2017 Unit DX is a recently-opened scientific innovation centre, catering for start-ups, SMEs and industrial teams requiring flexible, high-spec lab space in a city centre location. We are bringing scientists, academics, and entrepreneurs together to create a cluster of scientific excellence, enterprise, and collaboration. For early stage companies, expert support is on hand to help develop, accelerate, and grow their technology and business. Unit DX works in partnership with the University of Bristol, SETsquared Bristol, HGF Intellectual Property Specialists and Invest Bristol and Bath. About Unit DX Unit DX was converted from a warehouse and adjoining office space into 10,000 sq ft of laboratory space to Cat 2 BioSafety standards with 5,000 sq ft of office area, including meeting rooms, kitchen and breakout spaces. Unit DX sits alongside the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, which has begun local redevelopment, and will continue to do so over the next 20 years. The Incubator is assisting with the improvement of the local area and is playing a part in the shift towards high-tech industries in the centre of Bristol. L abor atory Space The warehouse area has been subdivided into 16 laboratory spaces, all built to BioSafety Level 2, as well as storage and instrument rooms. On-site shared equipment includes access to DI-water, Prep HPLC-MS, LC-MS, balances, ITC, spectrophotometers, freeze dryers, autoclaves, ovens, -80° freezers, centrifuges, microbiological safety cabinets, 3D printers, and 4-axis CNC in mechanical and electrical workshops. This area has a 50/50 mix of fully fitted- out labs (with benching and cabinetry), and shell & core lab spaces. The building also incorporates 24 ducted fume hoods for chemistry use. The facility is designed to be as flexible as possible to allow for a range of uses, and includes a huge, easily accessible service deck to allow for changes to essential lab services such as ventilation, gases, or electrical requirements. Office and Mee ting Space Spread across two floors, semi-open-plan office spaces are divided into work clusters to allow teams their own space to work together. Shared open-plan areas deliver space for smaller teams and individuals. Unit DX houses four individual meeting rooms of various sizes, bookable on an hourly basis, as well as hot desk and event space. Virtual offices Unit DX offers virtual offices for companies looking for a Bristol base. • Business address registration • A dedicated telephone line with redirect options • Post collection and re-direction services • Reception services at standard rates • Access to meeting room hire