Glasshouse, Alderley Park’s new hub for tech companies and forward thinking, innovative businesses has officially opened.
The site provides a location for digital and tech businesses who want to work collaboratively with life science start-ups and scale-ups already located at the Park’s Mereside campus.
The 150,000 sq ft building offers high quality, collaborative workspace providing the space for companies working in areas such as big data, data analytics and AI which are playing an increasingly key role in drug discovery.
The central atrium at Glasshouse provides a range of coworking, networking and meeting spaces that are designed to inspire the exchange of knowledge and sharing of ideas in the tech hub. A range of other space options and flexible layouts are also available in the building allowing every business located there to flourish and expand easily as they grow.
Dr Kath Mackay, managing director of Alderley Park, said:
Historically renowned as being home to one of the UK’s pre-eminent life science campuses, the arrival of Glasshouse signifies Alderley Park as a leading destination for innovative tech businesses too.
“Glasshouse offers everything from coworking to small and larger offices, making it ideal for entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as fast-growing and larger businesses.
“The convergence of digital technologies with drug discovery is one of the most radical trends in life science of recent years. This unique approach to locating life science and tech businesses in close proximity will help to drive the collaboration needed to inspire the developments and discoveries of the future.”
Set in the 400 acre Alderley Park, Glasshouse is located next to the new gym and sports complex and is surrounded by a number of scenic walking, running and cycling routes.
Alderley Park also offers up to 100Gb connectivity, meaning businesses within the tech hub can access next-generation, ultra-fast Wi-Fi and be instantly connected. A new pub and restaurant are set to open in the spring.