UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 98

098 England | Full Member UKSPA Directory 2017 The Science Park Centre, the park’s landmark innovation building, opened in 2015 Exeter Science Park L ocati on 6 Babbage Way Clyst Honiton Exeter EX5 2FN C ontact detai l s Sally Basker T: 01392 247 047 M: 0771 252 4527 Exeter Science Park is unique in terms of its location and impressive growth. Occupying a 55-acre greenfield site just off junction 29 of the M5, the park benefits from beautiful surroundings and excellent access links, in particular to London and Bristol. Having opened its first innovation building in 2015, which is attracting a large number of STEM businesses, the Park went on to attract the Met Office HPC complex in 2016 and it is now due to deliver three further buildings to the Park over the next two years. Enterprise Zone The park benefits from Enterprise Zone status as of 1st April 2017, providing £250K business rate relief over 5 years. Location Situated on J29 of the M5, intersecting with the A30, the Science Park is ideally located for convenient access. With Exeter Airport less than a 5 minute commute away, tenants and visitors can benefit from a range of daily flights including to London City Airport. In addition there is a train line within walking distance connecting the park to Exeter City Centre and London Waterloo, and the park has a dedicated cycle path and bridge to connect the park up to the City. The quality-of-life potential of the location is an impressive part of the USP, with the park nestling between 140km of UNESCO coastline and two National Parks, making it that much easier to relocate and/or attract talented personnel. With Exeter Airport less than a 5 minute commute away, tenants and visitors can benefit from a range of daily flights to Manchester, Edinburgh and London City Airport, with direct access on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Central London. Environment and sustainabilit y Set within a greenfield site, the park has been specifically master-planned in a campus style to retain the open spaces as well as preserving the surrounding wildlife and habitats. Sustainability is an important feature of the Park’s culture, with all buildings meeting a minimum BREEAM Excellent and park tenants being encouraged and supported to commute sustainably and embrace healthy activity within their working day. Park communit y The vision of the park is clear: to attract and grow Science and Technology businesses. Having a strong STEM entry requirement from the start has ensured that the Park has and will continue to deliver this vision, attracting and building a community of likeminded businesses, building on the growing knowledge-based