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252 England | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 The unique location offers high-quality accommodation set in beautiful surroundings The University of Southampton Science Park L ocati on 2 Venture Road, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7NP Contact detai l s Main Office T: 02380 767420 E: One of the top university-linked science and innovation campuses in the UK, the award‑winning University of Southampton Science Park is home to a thriving entrepreneurial business community. It is an ideal location for companies of all sizes, from ambitious start-ups to established multinational organisations, because it is focused on facilitating the growth of high quality technology businesses from formation to maturity. Surrounded by a vibrant community of like-minded business leaders, occupiers benefit from world-class accommodation and amenities, opportunities for early stage business support, access to a network of open innovation and a programme of business events. Accommodation Set in 45 acres of attractive landscaped surroundings in a conservation area, the University of Southampton Science Park welcomes businesses of almost any size. The high quality accommodation ranges from 200 sq ft to 16,000 sq ft, with small units benefiting from flexible leasing terms. Hot-desking or virtual tenancy is also available to businesses wanting a prestigious Science Park address. There is flexibility for occupiers to fit out space to their own specifications and even opportunities for companies to acquire Science Park land on long-lease terms, allowing for the construction of custom designed buildings. The multi- occupancy Science Centre houses Category 1 wet and dry laboratories providing a first-class environment for research and development. Around the Science Park, there are meeting and conference facilities for all types of events. The campus also offers two Lattes coffee shops, a Yellow Dot childcare nursery with a priority waiting list for occupiers, a free-to-use cash point, electric car charging points, The Club gym and spa, and the Chilworth Manor Hotel. Business Support Business support is available to early- stage and growing businesses through several start-up support initiatives on the Park. Science and technology start-ups can apply to join the successful Catalyst incubator, where past alumni have gone on to create and take to market technologies that have the potential to change the world. The SETsquared Partnership is the world’s leading university business incubation programme and is also located on the Science Park. The Partnerhip offers business acceleration opportunities to high growth companies, supporting high tech start-up companies, providing support to student enterprise and enabling academics to maximise the impact of their research.