Science under the microscope

Science under the microscope

Companies with specialised scientific interests are being well provided for at Wilton Centre and NETpark in the central and southern area of the North East.

Wilton Centre, five minutes’ drive from Middlesbrough, is Tees Valley’s home of business and science, offering not only office facilities but also laboratory and pilot plant accommodation on competitive rents and with immediate occupancy. Its office space to let ranges from one desk
to 300 desks. The complex is set in a 75 acre landscaped park with lake and courtyards.

NETpark at Sedgefield – the North East Technology Park – has incubators and support for science and technology firms working in printable electronics, microelectronics, photonics and nanotechnology, and their application in the fields of energy, defence, and medical-related technologies. Its support includes collaborative multidisciplinary links.

At nearby Wynyard, a boardroom service offering firms high-tech communication can now be hired at The Wynyard Rooms – Wynyard Park’s suite of function and conference rooms.

Conference and events manager Sarah Hargin says the boardroom seats up to six, has multi-point HD video conferencing facilities, an HD audio conference phone and a 55-inch smart screen display with Wi-Fi. Content on a laptop can be displayed and shared within a video conference.

While a number of Wynyard Park’s 70 resident companies are expected to use the service, it will also be available to businesses from the surrounding area.

In East Durham EDBS, the Enterprise Agency helping businesses generally to start up, develop and grow, provides advice on business planning, marketing, retail and apprenticeships, as well
as business growth and funding opportunities, with office space from £38 a week – conference and meeting facilities too.