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Bristol and Bath Science Park (SPark)

The Bristol and Bath Science Park (SPark) is a commercial hub to showcase the best scientific, academic and commercial expertise from across the South West of England.

Set in 59 acres in Emersons Green (South Gloucestershire), SPark aims to push the boundaries of commercial collaboration and thinking, and enhancing the economic strength of the region.

Already home to the National Composites Centre, three new buildings at the Science Park were officially opened by the Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, on Monday 26th September 2011.

The 59-acre site is set to become a new powerhouse for research and development in the region, creating an anticipated 6,000 highly-skilled jobs

News from the Bristol and Bath Science Park

Vince Cable opens the National Composites Centre at Emersons Green
South Glos Post | 24th November 2011
Government Minister Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, officially opened the £25m National Composites Centre (NCC) in Emersons Green earlier today.

Bristol and Bath Science Park officially opened for business
South Glos Post | 12th October 2011
South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the launch of SPark, the Bristol and Bath Science Park, following its official opening by the Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, on Monday 26th September.

Audio slideshow: Bristol and Bath science park opens
BBC Bristol | 26th September 2011
A new £300m facility for budding scientists on the outskirts of Bristol is to be officially opened on Monday. The Bristol and Bath Science Park is aiming to be a hub for brand new high-tech businesses with new innovation firms all under one roof. Firms have begun to move into the site near Emersons Green.

Science fiction? Not anymore
Bristol Evening Post | 23rd September 2011
It has been more than 20 years in the planning and hit by a long series of problems but Bristol’s long-awaited Science Park is finally open for business. The ambitious scheme which sits alongside the ring road at Emerson’s Green was first aired more than two decades ago and many believed it would never actually become a reality.

Welcome to our first tenants
Bristol and Bath Science Park | 15th September 2011
A biotech company developing treatments for autoimmune diseases and a scientific consultancy are among the first companies to move to the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

Bristol company serving ‘healthy fast food’ to open second location at Science Park
Briatol and Bath Science Park | 8th September 2011
A Bristol-based food retailer that specialises in healthy, tasty, locally-sourced food has been selected as the caterer for the Bristol and Bath Science Park. Friska has an outlet on Victoria Street and will open its second in The Forum, the hub of the Science Park, later this month.

NCC receives keys to the building
Bristol and Bath Science Park | 8th September 2011
The University of Bristol’s National Composites Centre (NCC) has taken formal possession of the building, and its Chief Executive received a large, symbolic key to mark the occasion. Almost 100 people gathered at the NCC to hear how it had been completed in such a short timescale.

Bristol and Bath Science Park (SPark) - The garden

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Tenants of the Bristol and Bath Science Park

  • National Composites Centre – bringing together dynamic companies and enterprising academics to develop new technologies for the design and rapid manufacture of high-quality composite products
  • Formumetrics – a scientific consultancy that helps formulate new and improved products
  • BPE Solicitors – legal and commercial expertise for engineering and science
  • YFM Equity Partners – transforming small businesses
  • Apitope – biotech company developing therapeutic vaccines for treating autoimmune and allergic diseases

More information: Full list of tenants at the Bristol and Bath Science Park

The National Composites Centre, Bristol

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Upcoming Events at the Bristol and Bath Science Park

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Planning Applications (South Gloucestershire Council)

  • PK10/010/SCR Full Planning permission for development of a National Composites Research Centre.
  • PK10/0774/F Erection of buildings consisting of 5,246m2 of B1(b) workshop, 2,328m2 of B1(a) office space and 303m2 of ancillary uses with car parking, landscaping and associated works. National Composites Research Centre.
  • PK08/0737/RM Erection of Science Research Park buildings and associated works, including erection of two wind turbines. (Approval of reserved matters to be read in conjunction with planning permission P95/4605).
  • PK08/0747/RM Details relating to design, siting, external appearance, landscaping and access for all Phase 1 strategic infrastructure, including roads, service and utilities (Approval of reserved matters to be read in conjunction with planning permission P95/4605).
  • PK07/2755/VAR Modification of Section 106 agreement dated 22 March 2000 attached to planning permission P95/4605 (K7284/2) to enable development of the site to take place in the context of a revised masterplan, which is supported by an Environmental Statement.
  • P95/4605 Science Research Park and associated works.
PK10/010/SCR PK10/010/SCR
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