50,000ft2 of high-tech biology and chemistry laboratories, a brisle soleil linked to a NASA satellite and a new coffee house...
Opening soon, the Discovery Building will support more than 700 new bioscience roles in Nottingham over the next 30 years, cementing the city’s position as the UK’s fastest growing life sciences community.
50,000ft2 of high-tech biology and chemistry laboratories and office space is split across five-storeys, with ancillary space for commercial leasing for both start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Adorning the front of the Discovery Building, a brisle soleil sculpture both improves the energy efficiency of the building by day and by night, lights the exterior of the building through a curtain of aluminium poles. Titled Corona,’ meaning a coloured halo or an electrical glow, the artwork was created by Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress using scientific research conducted by Dr Martin Bencsik from Nottingham Trent University.
Linked to 2 NASA satellites monitoring the surface of the sun for solar flare activity; the Corona sculpture expresses this energy through an ever-changing fibre optic lighting system, reflecting the sun’s activity in real time on the facade of the building. With colours evolving and transforming over a 26 ½ day period – the time it takes the sun to rotate on its axis.
Take a virtual tour
Take a look inside the new Discovery Building with a 360° virtual reality tour of the spaces available from the comfort of your own desk. Click the link below to request a virtual tour, add your email and postal address to receive a Google Cardboard VR headset and take a look around the new Discovery Building.
All companies at BioCity benefit from:
The facility and our ecosystem:
- High-end lab equipment available to rent: Competitive rates via the BioHub Rental Scheme
- Pay-as-you-go analytical services
- Purchasing Scheme: Facility, laboratory and scientific services suppliers at competitive rates
- Cafe and Hub space
- Prestigious business address
- Cluster of like-minded businesses operating in similar markets - companies collaborate and support each other
- BioCity Nottingham offers in-house, bespoke ICT packages to meet your company's needs. For more information, please click through to BioCity Broadband and Phone Services.
- Signage: Company name within the entrance to the main building
- Website: A dedicated page on the BioCity/BioHub website, with links to products and to your company site
- Access to BioCity newsletters and intranet
Business Support Services:
- BioCity's events programme and extensive international networks
- Close proximity to similar businesses means potential new customers, suppliers, partners
- Local universities to source graduate and post-doc recruitment
|Room||Type||SQ FT / SQ M|
|Ground Floor||Office 1||694 / 64.4|
|Office 2||575 / 53.3|
|Office 3||767 / 71.2|
|Office 4||2043 / 189.7|
|Floor 1||Laboratory & Office space 1||5073 / 471.3|
|Laboratory & Office space 2||5060 / 470|
To discuss available space, to take a look around or simply to come and say hi,
contact us on: (0)1159 124 210