University of Southampton Science Park Named Business Park of the Year
Fri 8th July 2016
The University of Southampton Science Park was named Business Park of the Year at the South Coast Property Awards 2016 which took place on the 7th of July. The awards, hosted by The Business Magazine, highlight outstanding talent in the region’s property sector.
Accepting the award, Peter Birkett, CEO of the University of Southampton Science Park, commented: “Our Science Park has always been so much more than a property business. Nurturing the entrepreneurial community we have created here has been our number one priority and this has led to success in traditional property terms, with over 90% occupancy levels since 2014. Such is the demand for access to our first class office and laboratory accommodation, business support and entrepreneurial community, we continue to expand our facilities and attract businesses from across the UK to the Southampton area. We are extremely proud that our hard work, and that of our partners and tenants, has been recognised with this award, and we remain committed to strengthening our offering to the region’s business community.”
David Murray, Managing Director and Publisher of The Business Magazine added: “This award recognises the University of Southampton Science Park’s ability to maintain high occupancy levels, market itself effectively through new initiatives and the positive feedback it receives on an ongoing basis from its tenant businesses. It is a community where businesses thrive, home to a wealth of tenants from start-ups to global names such as Merck and Fibercore. It has a great reputation and judges particularly highlighted the nurturing aspect of the Park, where fledgling companies are given the encouragement to grow at every stage of their development. Southampton Science Park is an asset to our region and long may that continue.”
The University of Southampton Science Park is fast becoming one of the UK’s most desirable destinations for science and technology-based businesses, from start-ups to multinationals. Business support, the Catalyst incubation programme and flexible leases help businesses to grow and flourish while new property developments, such as 5 Benham Campus which will be unveiled later this year, continue to attract and retain interest from top entrepreneurial talent. The Science Park will also play host to Nucleus Expo for the second time this September.
To find out why Southampton Science Park was awarded Business Park of the Year, visit www.science-park.co.uk and follow @USSPark on twitter. If you are interested in locating your business at the park, please call +44 (0) 23 8076 7420 for a prospectus and to arrange a visit.