UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 47

UKSPA Directory 2017 Wales | Full Member 047 Aerial The Forum view is of open the Bridge to the public and Innovation Centre is a at space to meet, eat, collaborate Pembrokeshire Science and Technology network Park Office Accommodation The Bridge Innovation Centre is able to offer a choice of accommodation type and size to suit needs as a business grows. There is the option to move up into larger accommodation or more specialist units while retaining the same address and postcode. Within the main building there are 23 fully serviced offices, with high speed internet connectivity and a modern VoIP telephone system. Offices vary from 26.5m 2 (286 sq ft) to 101.25m 2 (1,090 sq ft); all are available on flexible lease and are “easy in, easy out”. There is a central print room which can be used by all members at minimal cost and provides facilities for photocopying, printing, scanning, laminating and binding. Reception is fully staffed during office hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. Workshop/L aboratory Units In addition to the offices within the main building, the Bridge Innovation Centre offers practical workshop space. Each workshop has a high-tech office, generous workspace and its own plant room with 3 phase electricity, gas, water, and its own telephone connectivity (tenants can choose to opt into the Innovation Centre Internet and Phone System). These units can be and have been converted to laboratory space and it is possible to add a full first floor with a mezzanine to effectively double the floor space to suit the needs of the companies occupying these units. Fab L ab Pembrok eshire “The Bridge Innovation Centre provides a unique environment for business growth, encouraging idea sharing, collaboration and networking” Within the Bridge Innovation Centre is Fab Lab Pembrokeshire. Fab Lab Pembrokeshire is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) outreach and is a community partnership of charitable status. The Fab Lab is an open access lab with the latest digital fabrication equipment. It is a place that offers a friendly environment where people can build, code, solder, design and engineer anything they can think of using modern techniques of digital design and manufacture. It is a space for the community, a springboard for local entrepreneurship, for schools, clubs and societies and for anyone who would like to enhance and improve their employability skills or develop their interests. For more information visit the website www.fablabpembrokeshire.org.uk. Why Pembrok eshire ? Pembrokeshire, West Wales, is a beautiful maritime county, bordered by the sea on three sides and surrounded by some of the finest coastline in Europe. Pembrokeshire offers a great quality of life as well as a place to locate a high-tech innovative business. The county is well served by road and rail, offers easy access to Ireland for business and leisure, and has the lowest rate of Council Tax in Wales. ■ Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Nearest motorway: M4 Nearest rail station: Pembroke Dock Nearest airport: Haverfordwest N e a r by Pembroke Dock Swansea Cardiff Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Swansea University Carmarthenshire Council Fab Labs UK