Businesses reap the benefits of nuclear site transformation

4th January 2017
Businesses reap the benefits of nuclear site transformation

As development of Berkeley’s former nuclear laboratories continues, companies are swiftly moving in to business units at the site to take advantage of the benefits of Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park.

Property Manager, Pete Barrett, is regularly receiving enquiries from potential occupiers, some with just a handful of staff and others that employ hundreds. In 2016 Green Fuels Research and Welink were welcomed onto the site, following in the footsteps of SGS, Cavendish, Magnox and Interserve. In its heyday, the Berkeley facilities provided employment to some 2,500 people and has the potential to do so again over the next few years.

There are around 15 buildings available for occupation on flexible and innovative terms. Many can provide multiple units or workspaces. This includes a range of individual offices, workshops, laboratories, secure office buildings and land for development. Pete commented. "The unique nature of Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park means we have space ready to suit almost all occupiers, so I would be delighted to arrange for anyone interested to come down and have a look at what we have on offer." 

In addition to the varied workspaces and vibrant business and learning community, tenants can also benefit from the sites ample parking and easy accessibility. Just 10 minutes from Junction 14 and 15 minutes from J13 of the M5 on uncongested roads, and 12 minutes from the mainline at Cam and Dursley Station.

Employers can also work with SGS College to make sure training at the Berkeley GREEN University Technical College (UTC) is tailored to suit the requirements of local businesses, and provide work placements to learners.

Uniquely all rents paid by occupiers will be reinvested into the site and the education of young learners. 

SGS College Principal, Sara-Jane Watkins, comments: “The Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park is fast becoming a thriving hub of activity. The facilities available to businesses are extremely competitive in cost, flexible in size and layout, and within close reach of crucial transport links.” 

Did you know: The Gloucestershire Renewable Energy, Engineering and Nuclear skills centre is part financed by the Gloucestershire Growth Deal 2015 to 2021.

GFirst LEP is delivering the Strategic Economic Plan for Gloucestershire through the Gloucestershire Growth Deal; an investment of £77.5 million for the county and part of a £12 billion long-term Government programme to revitalise local economies. For more information visit www.gfirstlep.com.

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