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UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 253 Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Easy road access from M3 and M27 Fast rail network links to London Southampton international airport Communit y The Science Park is home to a vibrant and high-tech entrepreneurial business community. It is a place where a whole variety of networks intersect, enabling entrepreneurs to make the contacts they need to successfully grow their businesses. A varied events programme facilitates interactions between occupier businesses and the wider innovation community. Events range from the exclusive Chief Executive’s breakfasts to the annual Christmas lecture as well as seminars, conferences, and business briefings on topics relevant to the science and technology community. The Science Park Social Club also organises events throughout the year including quiz nights, summer barbecue and many other great opportunities for teams to network, bond and relax. Location The University of Southampton Science Park is in an area steeped in history, with Winchester, the ancient capital of England, nearby. Sailing on the Solent is a legendary pastime, and anglers flock to the world famous Test Valley in pursuit of its trout. The New Forest, just a short drive away, is ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding and camping. Businesses based here also benefit from excellent road, rail, air and sea connections to the rest of the UK, Europe, and beyond. ■ N e a r by The Solent: a sailor’s paradise New Forest National Park Winchester: England’s ancient capital Str a te g i c n e tw o r k University of Southampton Solent and Enterprise M3 LEPs Wessex AHSN