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The Bristol & Bath Science Park is a hub for the region’s many science and technology businesses, connecting entrepreneurs, fledgling businesses and established brands with vital investors, academia and design. It provides a professional and supportive environment for collaboration between universities and businesses to accelerate the commercialisation of new and applied technologies. The Universities of Bath, Bristol and West of England are key stakeholders in the science park.


The 59 acre (24hectare) site in Emerson’s Green, north Bristol is easily accessible by rail, air and the M4 and M5 motorways. The Park opened in September2011. The first phase comprises three buildings, the Forum, Innovation Centre and Grow-On-Centre. The Forum, with its striking 11,000 sq. ft. glass atrium, is open to the public and provides asocial heart for the Park, with space to meet, eat, collaborate and network. The 25,000sqft Innovation Centre provides early-stage companies with the space they need to grow on flexible terms, accommodating their swiftly changing needs.


The Grow-On-Centre provides another 25,000sqft of space for more mature businesses, which include HIETA using innovative 3D printing to produce light weight metal components, TDK-Lambda focused on advanced electronics and CFMS, a Rolls Royce consortium backed supercomputer for modelling and simulation. It is ideal for companies that need flexible terms as well as the support of a lively business community.

Accommodation a cross both facilities include small and large offices serviced and non-serviced-semi-industrial workspace, laboratories and conference facilities as well as high band width and excellent communications.

The Science Park is home to the National Composites Centre, one of the Advanced Manufacturing Catapult Centres. This world class research facility brings together companies and academics to develop new methods for the rapid manufacture of high value composite products, which is a major growth opportunity for the UK. In 2014 it opened a new 100,000 sq. ft. wing to accommodate new industries.

Sustainable Development

Sustainability is the driving force behind the design, construction and operating principles of the Science Park. The Park buildings and National Composites Centre are rated BREEAM Excellent and the site has been recognised as CEEQUAL Excellent.

The first two buildings have 200metres (154 panels) of photovoltaic roofing, shared across the Innovation and Grow-On-Centres, providing 10% of their energy and cutting more than 13 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Renewable energy for the site is provided through distributed energy centres. The first energy centre is powered by a biomass boiler, using locally sourced wood chip. Future energy centres will incorporate new renewable technologies to help occupiers increase the percentage of energy they derive from sustainable sources.

The Forum building opens out on to a large green communal space, where the original topography of the entire site has been preserved including retaining existing hedgerows and stone walls. Electric cars and bikes are available on site for use by tenants at the Park.


Sustainable Community

The Science Park is socially sustainable, and is positioned to be an integrated element of the local community. The site is designed to be ‘permeable‘, with local transport running through the development rather than round it and significant leisure space easily accessible by

Those who live at Emerson‘s Green. Employment opportunities at all levels are being created by resident companies.


Creating the Bristol &Bath Science Park is the culmination of decades of collaboration and a major step forward in promoting the region’s concentration of highly-skilled people as well as creating a hotbed for future innovation. In2014, a McKinsey report supported by Lord Sainsbury labelled the Bristol & Bath region as the fastest growing high-tech cluster outside London.


The Bristol and Bath Science Park is located on the A4174 Avon ring road at Emerson’s Green, Bristol. It is close to Bristol’s major rail stations, the M4 and M5 motorways and is easily accessible from Bristol and Heathrow airports.


Ben O’Connor, GVA

0117 9885219



Phil Morton, CBRE

0117 9435753





Bristol & Bath Science Park
Dirac Crescent
Emerson’s Green
BS16 7FR

Contact:   Tom Beasley
Job title:   Head of the Forum and Innovation Centre
Tel:   0117 3707703
Email:   tbeasley@bbsp.co.uk
Website:   www.bbsp.co.uk

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Innovation Centre - Bristol & Bath Science Park

The Innovation Centre is just the right place for early stage businesses and industry/academia collaborations.

Designed to help you hit the ground running, this building offers high-spec office space. Opt for fully serviced offices or even virtual ones. Just plug-in and go. 

Business advice and support is on-hand, offering access to contacts, partners, funding opportunities and mentoring. In short, the Innovation Centre has everything you need to accelerate your business’s early growth and success.

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Grow-On Centre - Bristol & Bath Science Park

Designed for companies to grow into. Itsflexible design makes it ideal for traditional office accommodation or laboratory space.

As a growing business you will have different needs from early stage and established companies. The Grow-On Centre gives you more space and flexibility to push your business forward; it’s fully set up for your expanding high power requirements and you continue to have all the benefits of the lively business community.

With leases designed to suit growing companies, your working environment can readily adapt to your fast-changing needs.

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Bespoke Plots - Bristol & Bath Science Park

Established companies looking to expand or move into a dedicatedspace or premises will find the Science Park the ideal location. 

With individual plots available, from half an acre to nine acres, on which to locate a building of your own specification, you have the ideal mix of autonomy with all the benefits of the wider Science Park and the vibrant, innovative atmosphere of the commercial community. Roads and utilities are already in place, allowing you to be fully operational as soon as possible. And fully redundant dark fibre gives you unrivalled bandwidth and speed of communication.

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