Violet Phase Two follows the £30m supercomputing centre, which is part of the £210m Hartree Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI). Being developed by STFC, works started on campus in February 2023.
Sci-Tech Daresbury is already home to over 150 science and technology companies in sectors including advanced engineering, instrumentation, materials, life sciences, healthcare, digital technologies, and sustainability. These include the likes of Croda, IBM, and Hitachi, co-located with STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, part of UK Research and Innovation at the site, which is located just off junction 11 on the M56 and within a 20-minute drive of both Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester International airports.
The success of the campus in recent years has been underpinned by its cluster approach, led by STFC, which sees likeminded businesses in sectors such as life sciences and healthtech, materials, digital and advanced engineering share knowledge, and resources, resulting in enhanced productivity and innovation.