Vanguard House

Providing office, laboratory and workshop space

Trailblazing sustainable building for more mature tech companies

Vanguard House is a 36,000 sq ft facility which provides office, laboratory and workshop space in units between 700 and 2,500 sq ft with space to let up to 8,600 sq ft. It is heated and cooled using ground source heat pumps supported by investment in solar panels to provide a more energy efficient building.

Vanguard House was the first development of the new Sci-Tech Daresbury JV and follows on from the huge success of The Innovation Centre. The facility provides the logical ‘next step’ for companies already on the site, as well as attracting high-tech businesses from across the country and beyond. It provides high-quality offices, lab space, workshops, conference rooms and reception facilities, along with R&D, leisure and catering facilities. The building provides:


20 office spaces

20 high quality offices 700-2,450 sq ft

5 laboratories

5 laboratories or workshops

Internet network

High speed internet connectivity

Cat 6 cabling

Cat 6 cabling is available throughout the building

24/7 access

Access when you need it

Comfort cooling

Setting the perfect temperature through ground source heat pumps

On-site parking

Convenient parking spots on campus

Break out areas

Break out areas for informal meetings and networking

A spacious lobby

Fully managed spacious lobby area


CCTV to communal areas


  • A large, high-quality boardroom and meeting rooms.
  • Fully equipped kitchens.
  • Showers, locker and drying facilities.
  • External cycle store.
  • Tailored business support and connections to potential funding streams.
  • Access to scientific expertise and facilities in the STFC Daresbury Laboratory.
  • Specialist support and expertise from Sci-Tech Daresbury’s strategic gold and silver partners.
  • Easy access to Sci-Tech Daresbury network of experts and the events programme through NetworkHub.
  • Personalised support with TravelHub to explore the best travel options for your personnel and visitors.

Discover opportunities and find your home for life

The Sci-Tech Daresbury campus is home to nearly 150 technology companies, from start-ups to corporate businesses. At the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus you will have an attractive environment supporting you to be able to develop new solutions, collaborate with inspiring technologists and entrepreneurs, all in a space that will allow you to grow and scale your business.

Join us and create a dynamic, collaborative and scalable home at the heart of an internationally recognised, innovative tech community. At Sci-Tech Daresbury, you can have a home for life. Join our community and we can support you and your team, helping you to grow your business. We connect talent with growth, innovation and opportunity.

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