UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 87

UKSPA Directory 2017 England | Full Member 087 Discovery The Forum Park is open offers to the public and world-class facilities is a space for to meet, eat, pioneering science collaborate and and network innovative research gym. A new on-site CHP plant, creating renewable energy, opens in late 2018. L abor atory Scientific accommodation at Discovery Park is state-of-the-art, specified to the highest standards and designed to offer a vibrant, inspiring working environment. The facilities can fully support chemical, pharmaceutical, and analytical research with laboratories, support services, and dedicated write-up areas. Our Shared Lab offers advanced equipment and space at an affordable cost with access to contract research organisations. Offices The park is home to office space that is contemporary, spacious, air-conditioned, and impeccably presented. Discovery Park can accommodate anything from two to 2,000 people in open-plan or traditional office environments – from corporate regional or global headquarters down to a single desk for new businesses. Our Start Up Zone includes free WiFi, shared breakout areas, and print service facilities. Education Discovery Park has a thriving education sector supporting science on-site with an established programme of school events and organisations, including East Kent College, Kent and Medway STEM, and the Industry Liaison Life Sciences Laboratory managed by Canterbury Christ Church University on site. Future plans include creating new auditorium space with room for up to 250 people. “Discovery Park still sets the pace for R&D with its world-class laboratories continuing to be a centre of excellence for pioneering research” Warehousing Discovery Park’s warehouse accommodation is diverse and ranges from practical and functional storage solutions through to automated high-bay warehousing facilities, with extensive capacity and specialist loading and dispatch areas. Specialist manufacturing The park’s niche manufacturing facilities offer specialist resources that can be adapted to meet the requirements of a range of sectors including life science, pharmaceutical and general science, and technology industries. Mee ting, conference and e vents facilities Discovery Park is home to Discovery Event Centre, a hub of unique event spaces that can cater for up to 1,000 guests. Businesses can choose from a range of beautifully designed meeting suites or the grand atrium space. The park can also cater for boardroom meetings, networking events, awards evenings, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, and training days. The site also offers event, conferencing, and hospitality solutions from catering and room set-up to equipment and furniture hire. ■ Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Road: M2, M20 Rail: Sandwich, Ramsgate, Ashford Air: Heathrow, City, Gatwick N e a r by London Ashford Canterbury Str a te g i c n e tw o r k Locate in Kent TEKC Dover District Council