UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 49

UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 049 Bristol The Forum & Bath is open to the public Science Park and provides is a space to meet, eat, communal exceptional collaborate and shared network space Sustainable De velopment Sustainability is the driving force behind the design, construction, and operating principles of the Science Park. The Park buildings and National Composites Centre are rated BREEAM Excellent and the site has been recognised as CEEQUAL Excellent. The first two buildings have 200 metres (154 panels) of photovoltaic roofing, shared across the Innovation and Grow-On Centres, providing 10% of their energy and cutting more than 13 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Renewable energy for the site is provided through distributed energy centres. The first energy centre is powered by a biomass boiler, using locally sourced wood chip. Future energy centres will incorporate new renewable technologies to help occupiers increase the percentage of energy they derive from sustainable sources. The Forum building opens out on to a large green communal space, where the original topography of the entire site has been preserved, including retaining existing hedgerows and stone walls. Electric cars and bikes are available on-site for use by tenants at the Park. Sustainable Communit y The Science Park is socially sustainable, and is positioned to be an integrated element of the local community. The site is designed to be “permeable”, with local transport running “Sustainability is the driving force through the behind the design, construction, development rather than round it and and operating principles of the easy access to Science Park” significant leisure space. Employment opportunities at all levels are being created by resident companies for those who live at Emerson‘s Green. Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s located for success Whether it’s the Innovation and Grow-On Centres or the remaining development plots on-site, every area of the Park is designed to support businesses through each stage of their development. We want you to find inspiration and be inspired by everything you see around the Science Park. The bright, open, airy spaces are designed to facilitate chance encounters and creative collisions and, although we can’t take credit for it, the very ground we have built on holds an inspirational story. As long ago as 400-600AD, this was the site of the most extensive and sophisticated post-Roman foundry. We have great neighbours too. Within six miles of the Park are a number of world-class research-based companies, making for a strong-rooted business community. Central eating, meeting, and conferencing spaces combined with open green areas help create a vibrant, dynamic place for forward-thinking businesses to Connect, Grow and Develop. ■ A4174 from Junction 1 of the M32 Taxi ride to Parkway station 40 mins from Bristol Airport N e a r by Off the M32 in Bristol 10 miles from Bath 40 miles from Cardiff Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Partners with University of Bristol Partners with UWE Partners with Bath University