Exeter Science Park expansion approved

PUBLISHED: 16:31 08 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:31 08 September 2016

Archant

District bosses have given the go-ahead to plans for expansion at Exeter Science Park.

Two new buildings, and a new car park for visitors, will be the latest developments on the park following construction of the Science Park Centre, Eagle House and the new Met Office High Performance Computer complex.

East Devon District Council granted approval this week.

Council leader Paul Diviani, said: “Premium office space in this key location in East Devon is very much needed and our decision to approve the buildings is innovation in action.

“Whilst there has been a lot of emphasis on the various powerhouses up north, we have been working in a broad partnership in the Greater Exeter area to further our ambitions for an innovation agenda and the concomitant improvement in productivity which is so badly needed in the South West and the country as a whole.”

“With direct access to the M5 and Exeter International Airport, our area’s huge potential for growth, is attracting a wealth of new businesses, and with new homes nearby at Cranbrook , it provides a desirable place for people to work and live.”

Work is scheduled to start on the two buildings in early 2017, including a 17,000 sq ft building, half of which will be home to a leading veterinary clinical pathology firm.

The other 8,500 sq ft plus a separate 10,000 sq ft building will be available for occupation during 2018, providing what EDDC describes as the first speculative office space in Exeter since 2008.

The Science Park is being developed by Exeter Science Park Ltd, whose shareholders are Devon County Council, the University of Exeter, Exeter City Council and East Devon District Council.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cranbrook Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cranbrook Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cranbrook Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

17:01

League’s longest serving trustee steps down ahead of the AGM at the hospital tomorrow, Wednesday April 25

Read more
15:01

Local NT centre now has vacancies for new members

Read more

Plans to expand the popular River Cottage - incorporating the build of a 16-bed guesthouse and cookery school - are being recommended for approval.

Read more
07:01

Canoe club members remove hundreds of pieces of rubbbish from the riverbanks

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

An application to build a 32-home development on the former site of Halse of Honiton is being recommended for refusal.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A popular nature festival is returning to Stockland this year.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:24

Tia has her long hair cut short to aid other youngsters who have lost all theirs

Read more
Yesterday, 14:35

A benefit fiddler has been jailed for inventing three different identities which he used to claim almost £100,000.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Two elderly ladies were left distraught after their purses were snatched in Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A fond farewell has been bid to a popular teaching assistant who worked at Honiton Primary School for nearly 30 years.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°C

Most read

Useful Links

Facebook
Twitter
Photo Orders
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Devon Freewheelers

Devon Freewheelers

Read Online

Image
Read the Cranbrook Herald e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Cranbrook's trusted business finder

Find planning applications