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Sci-Tech Daresbury is the home of pioneering science, technology, and business. It creates the conditions for ambitious businesses to accelerate growth and deliver real-world impact by solving the challenges of tomorrow.
Located in the Liverpool City Region, the campus combines world-class science infrastructure – including particle accelerators and supercomputers – a collaborative community, tailored business support and state-of -the-art office and laboratory space. Its “Home for Life” offering provides the perfect business location for technology companies to scale their business.
Entrepreneurs and scaling businesses sit alongside international giants to innovate, collaborate with world-leading scientists and academics, other businesses, and gain access to new markets around the globe while attracting and retaining the industry’s brightest minds. Our Talent and Skills strategy RADAR, helps campus companies more effectively attract, develop, and retain the talent they need.
Originally established in 2006, in December 2010 a new private-public joint-venture partnership was created to spearhead the longer-term development of the campus. Partners in the private-public joint-venture partnership are developers Langtree, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and Halton Borough Council.
Last year, Sci-Tech Daresbury opened its Violet development on campus. Violet encompasses two buildings (V2 and V3) providing 12,000 sq ft each and one building (V1) of 19,000 sq ft. Each building entails floor plates of around 4,300 to 6,300 sq ft.
Violet Phase One – completed in February 2022 - comprised a £17.8million scheme of 43,000 sq ft of Grade A office and innovation space across three buildings V1 at 19,000 sq ft and V2 and V3 providing 12,000 sq ft each. The complex is already 85% occupied, owing to existing campus firms that scaled up – including ORCHA, Peak Technology Solutions and MCS – and international leaders that made it their new UK/EMEA base, including Geek+ and Blackmagic Design.
The three buildings boast the highest energy efficiency standards and are the perfect environment for dynamic, forward-thinking science and technology focused businesses. A combination of existing campus firms scaling up into Violet and international firms choosing it as their UK basis means there is now only a floor and a half (6,361 sq ft) left at the complex.