Development of the Science Park
- 2016 5 Benham Campus is openend by the Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable and plays host to the Nucleus Expo, a
hugely successful showcase of the best of innovation in the region.
- 2015 Construction begins on a new building at 5 Benham Campus providing the first new-build office accomodation in
the Solent region in recent years.
- 2014 Major refurbishment of Phi House begins upgrading building isulation and improving sustainability.
- 2013 Science Centre opens providing fledgling science companies with serviced laboratories on flexible leasing terms.
- 2012 Catalyst Centre competition launched to provide help and support to start-up technology businesses.
- 2011 Nursery completed on the site of Jubilee Cottage. Yellow Dot take occupation to run the Park’s childcare nursery.
- 2011 2 Venture Road, Chilworth Business Incubator and The Annex rebranded and relaunched as
The Innovation Centre.
- 2010 First phase of Benham Campus completed. Situated in the centre of the nine acre campus, the new buildings
provide a total of 26,500 sq ft of high quality office accommodation with ample parking.
- 2009 Lattes coffee shop opened in 2 Venture Road.
- 2007 The Club at Chilworth Manor: gym, pool and health spa completed providing well being for Science Park tenants,
hotel guest and the local community.
- 2006 Kenneth Dibben House completed providing high quality office and lab space in units of 540 to 5,000 sq ft for
new and move-on tenants.
- 2004 A 9 acre site purchased to form the new Benham Campus. Planning permission secured for 5 buildings
(101,000 sq ft gross) - Phase III of the Science Park.
- 2003 Following the success of the first incubator, a second extension was planned and completed.
- 2002 Specially designed business incubator was built as an extension to 2 Venture Road to house new and fast
- 2001 Long ground lease sold to Fibercore, a University spin-out company, for construction of a building
opposite the junction of Venture Road and University Parkway.
- 1999 Long ground lease sold to Merck for construction of a research centre opposite 1 Venture Road.
- 1989 Phase II completed (9 acres, 6 buildings on Enterprise Road, 86,000 sq ft) as a response to the demand
for more space.
- 1988 Long ground lease sold to a major satellite broadcaster, which has since erected several buildings on site,
together with advanced satellite communications and control dishes.
- 1986 First 8,000 sq ft building of Phase I completed and let to a single tenant. Science Park officially opened by HRH
The Duke of Kent.
- 1984 Phase I of the Science Park planned (3 buildings on Venture Road 41,000 sq ft net).
- 1983 The Science Park company was formed on 19th July 1983.