NEWS Science Parks

Harlow Science Park projects reach practical completion

Harlow’s reputation as a hub of science, good connectivity and innovation has been enhanced with the recent completion of two new developments, Nexus and Arise. Forming an integral part of the Harlow Science Park masterplan, both projects will play an important role in providing much needed space for the progressive, sci-tech community that will occupy the site. Located in the Harlow Enterprise Zone, the Science Park is part of the wider London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor, an area which already has global recognition for its excellence in scientific research

The two and three storey, modern Grade A office buildings are the first developments to be completed at the Science Park and have been designed to provide the highest quality workspace for small and medium sized businesses. Their unique and light-filled environment promotes flexible working and wellbeing and with an on-site A3 retail unit providing a community hub.

These progressive developments are strategically placed within the globally renowned UK Innovation Corridor, famous for its excellent reputation in scientific research. The masterplan for the area comprises a 27-acre development to accommodate 25 individual plots.

Hilson Moran was involved in the masterplanning process and was responsible for undertaking the utility design for the full science park. Our scope covered new build and Cat A fit out design and the MEP and security consultancy services. Our sustainability consultants have successfully guided the projects’ development, ensuring the buildings are best in class across all features of connectivity. The work of our team has been recognised by a BREEAM Very Good rating and WIRED Platinum score.

Duncan Woods, Hilson Moran’s Project Director said: “Practical completion for both Nexus & Arise delivers the first phase of the wider Harlow Science Park masterplan. Both developments make a large contribution to the local economy as well as helping to establish Harlow as an essential hub for UK innovation.”

Harlow Science Park will provide 400,000 sq ft of tailored commercial space for the MedTech, Life Science, ICT and Advanced Manufacturing sectors. The development will cater for over 100 businesses and create 2 – 3,000 jobs, supported by Ultrafast Broadband. Centrally positioned within the Innovation Corridor, the Science Park has direct links to the M11, Stansted Airport as well as exceptional rail connections to London and Cambridge. A new motorway junction north of Harlow will help improve connectivity further when it opens next year.

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