UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 255

UKSPA Directory 2017 Scotland | Full Member 255 The The launch Forum of is The open Sport to Hive, the public the UK’s and first is a Sports space Business to meet, Incubator, eat, collaborate in February and network 2017 iconic landmarks. It occupies 14 of the University’s 300-acre parkland campus and offers several landscaped, serviced sites with car parking. These sites are particularly suitable for research and development laboratories and medium- sized knowledge-based enterprises. Bespok e Premises A 1,400m 2 state-of-art laboratory has been built for Bioreliance Ltd, who provide biological testing and research services to the world’s pharmaceutical health care, biotechnology, and chemical companies. Accommodation Units The Alpha and Beta Centre buildings have been designed to meet the needs of small, innovative enterprises. These 1,200m 2 buildings provide flexible space with units ranging from 40m 2 to 150m 2 . All units are available on a short-term flexible lease basis. A Rent-a-Desk facility is also available to accommodate the needs of sole traders, start-up and small companies looking for very cost effective but high quality serviced office space. Scion House, a 4,800m 2 building completed in 1993 and extended in 1997, provides flexible laboratory/office accommodation units ranging from 100m 2 to 630m 2 . New developments are focusing on incubator space and hot desking. Site Management Arr angements The on-site management team provides technology and business development support services “The reason we chose University as well as site of Stirling Innovation Park for our management and marketing. There is European base is its ideal location. a staffed reception The facilities will also facilitate our area, which provides expansion plans” a wide range of tenant support services: telephone answering, photocopying, report binding, and Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s postal services. The units offer access to digital networks, and high speed Broadband. A highly popular café is also provided for tenants. Meeting rooms, fully equipped with Close proximity to M9, M876 & A9 audio visual, and telecoms facilities, are Stirling & Bridge of Allan rail station also provided. The tenant-controlled Stirling bus station alarm system is augmented by night- time University security staff patrols. the sport hive Based at the University of Stirling Innovation Park, The Sport Hive is the UK’s first sports business incubator. The Sport Hive is an innovative hub where entrepreneurs, students and corporate partners can connect to enhance the world of sport. Building on the University of Stirling’s “University of Sporting Excellence” title, The Sport Hive will house the next generation of sports entrepreneurs and businesses from around the country. ■ N e a r by Stirling Edinburgh Glasgow Str a te g i c n e tw o r k University of Stirling Forth Valley College Haseltine Lake LLP