MEPC has appointed construction firm Barnwood Limited to build its £40 million, 80,000 sq ft Nebula scheme at Milton Park.
Nebula will consist of seven new research and development units to be built on the eastern edge of the Park. Named after the star-forming interstellar clouds of gas, Nebula has been specifically designed with space, technology, life science and engineering companies in mind.
The appointment coincides with World Space Week and the UK Space Agency announcing up to £65 million of funding for ground-breaking innovations that could boost UK leadership in space technologies and applications.
Nebula is being built to meet BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability standards – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for infrastructure and building.
Nebula forms part of our development plans and aligns closely to our 2040 Vision for the Park, which will deliver flexible laboratory and office space to support 10,000 new jobs and create a 24/7 sustainable hub for innovation. The development will serve as a launch-pad for occupiers gravitating towards flexible, adaptable workspaces, giving them the ability to scale quickly when innovation begins to skyrocket.” – Kathryn Andrew, Development Manager at MEPC Milton Park
Following a £7m infrastructure investment, occupiers at Nebula will have access to Milton Park’s enhanced power capacity, accommodating future demands with energy purchased by MEPC on a green tariff.
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