The Thames Valley Science Park aims to provide a campus style environment which provides an environment conducive to collaboration, knowledge exchange and partnership creation.
Providing flexible, research, development and office facilities, the Science Park aims to encourage innovative, leading edge new businesses with great ideas to develop and grow and to facilitate and develop links to the University, the wider business support environment of the region as well as with other companies locally. These businesses work in areas as diverse as software and IT, medical and biosciences, advanced electronics through to the space industry.
The Science Park will grow over a number of years, bringing forward new facilities and space as demand grows. The buildings will be based around a central pedestrianised area with a range of shared facilities including meeting rooms, cafes and conferencing facilities.
The Thames Valley Science Park will offer an environment which encourages both formal and informal networking to sustain and develop innovation as already developed at leading successful science parks such as those in Oxford, Cambridge and Guildford.
The illustrative layout for Phase One is shown below. Development has started on the Gateway Building and the Proton Therapy Centre. The next stage of developmnet, in red, is outlined here.