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Bruntwood SciTech is developing the new 131,000 sq ft Greenheys facility within Manchester Science Park, which sits at the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor innovation ecosystem.
Greenheys will offer a range of CL2 labs alongside supporting office space from 2,500 sq ft to 22,000 sq ft floors, available from Spring 2026. This £60m state-of-the-art facility will embrace the latest building materials and environmental technology innovations. It will target net zero carbon in construction and operation in its shared spaces, reduced embodied carbon and 100% electric in operations.
Future customers can choose from flexible and secure leased or managed laboratory and office space in Manchester. Benefits also include high-security access, 100GB superfast connectivity, a grab-and-go food and beverage station, shared breakout space and internally secure cycle storage with shower, changing and kit drying facilities.
Oxford Road Corridor offers faster access to R&D, talent and the NHS than anywhere else in the UK. World-leading academic and research institutions surround Manchester Science Park, and Greenheys provides direct access to the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the UK’s largest NHS Trust – Manchester University Foundation Hospital.
Greenheys includes world-class design capabilities for specialist labs, such as vibration resistance and floor loading, and the provision of piped gas distribution systems, enhanced cooling and ventilation systems and Local Exhaust Ventilation servicing to facilitate fume cupboard installations.
UK Biobank, the world’s most significant data source and biological samples for health research, is set to move to a larger, faster, and more efficient, purpose-built facility at Greenheys. This follows an application by the Medical Research Council to the UK Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund to support UK Biobank’s development.
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