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086 England | Full Member Discovery Park L ocati on Ramsgate Road Sandwich CT13 9ND Contact detai l s Lauren Moore Leasing Executive T: 01304 641060 E: UKSPA Directory 2017 Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent, is an international centre for science and innovation with world-class laboratory and exceptional office space. One of Europe’s leading hubs for R&D since the 1950s, this iconic location continues to lead the way, with pioneering research in life sciences, immunotherapy, and immuno-oncology. As well as laboratories and exclusive office space, the site offers both manufacturing and bespoke warehousing options. For office solutions, Discovery Park has a range of options from start-up space to global headquarters with room for 2,000 employees down to two. Discovery Park has successfully created an environment where emerging businesses and established organisations can share, connect, and engage. With over 150 tenants and more than 3,000 people working on site, Discovery Park offers an inspiring, vibrant and collaborative environment for science research. Background & Vision Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent, spans 450 acres and is one of the leading R&D facilities in Europe. From being the European headquarters for Pfizer’s global research, development, and manufacturing capability to the multi- business campus it is today, Discovery Park still sets the pace. Iconic drugs such as Viagra, Diflucan and Cardura were discovered and developed here with immunotherapy, immuno-oncology and the search for new forms of antibiotics among the latest areas of research. The park is home to a host of well known UK and international science and pharmaceuticals companies, including: Pfizer, Mylan, Algalimmune, Genea, Augean, Centauri Therapeutics, AlgaeCytes, and Concept Life Sciences. Enterprise Zone status The park benefits from Enterprise Zone status and government-funded tax reliefs for science companies, so it has strong incentives for attracting global brands. The landlord has allocated more than £5m this year to invest in creating 50,000 sq ft of new laboratory space and plans for 60,000 sq ft of office space. Accommodation The site boasts over 1.5m sq ft of high- class secure accommodation ranging from specialist laboratories and commercial office space through to practical warehousing and manufacturing facilities. There is a strong business and enterprise presence on-site, including leading law and accountancy firms offering specialist science sector services, and a range of creative, recruitment, and business service firms. Tenants benefit from cafés, restaurants, and relaxation areas throughout the park, spacious meeting rooms, conference space, and an on-site