A community
thriving on collaboration

 

Discover our community

It’s the mix that makes the tenant community at Discovery Park so vibrant. Over 160 companies, from start-ups to multinationals, are working in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare, technology, professional services and more. Plenty of opportunities to collaborate and learn something new!

What our tenants say

Michael Wilshaw Testimonial

Through being a tenant, eXroid has had access to government training schemes and universities, as well as grant and other funders. We have received funding from Kent County Council, South East Business Boost and Innovate UK. This has had a very real impact on our business, helping us achieve a CE mark for our device.

Michael Wilshaw, Managing Director
Discovery Park Tenant exroid

We went from being a business that employed 15 full time headcount to recently as much as 100 full time headcount, and we had to grow our business quite rapidly. Discovery Park were instrumental in finding us the right premises, but also growing the infrastructure that supported our teams as well.

Iain Campbell, CEO
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The management team at Discovery Park were really keen to support us and provided a lot of introductions, which led to another introduction, to another introduction. Because of that we've actually talked to some very interesting, influential people who have offered their time for nothing and have really helped to bring our business forward.

Dr Aileen McGettrick, Director
 

Facilities and Amenities

Security

Security is a key priority for us, ensuring at all times, that staff and businesses located at Discovery Park can go about their day in a secure and enjoyable environment.
Infrastruture Existing science

Security

Discovery Park security

Business Services

All of our business services have been introduced to relieve some of your day-to-day tasks, freeing you up to get the most out of your working day.
Advanced Manufacturing

Business Services

Discovery Park business services

Catering

Our Market Restaurant & Coffee Shop offers a varied menu of light snacks, hot and cold lunches and breakfast as well as a selection of freshly brewed teas, coffees and cold beverages
Cafe onsite

Catering

Discovery Park Tenant catering

On-site Gym

Welcome to Live Better at Discovery Park offering a functional gym and studio space helping members achieve their fitness goals.
Gym

Gym

Discovery Park Tenants gym

Playroom

The Playroom, for those yet to pop by, is a great space for more informal networking with – as the name suggests – lots of things to do to legitimately pass time away from the office.
Playroom

Breakout Area

Discovery Park playroom

United Health Kent

In Discovery Park House, a physiotherapy practice is run by local specialists, United Health Kent.
Discovery Park Tenant

Wellbeing

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Get to know your neighbours

Serendipity, collaboration, innovation – we know they link together to drive advances in technology and healthcare. With our regular social and networking events, our tenants have plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas in an informal environment.

Having an events centre on site means that Discovery Park and its occupiers can host industry-leading conferences too, bringing even more opportunity to meet new partners.

An environment of community

The community at Discovery Park is rich with different companies and individuals. There’s multinationals like Pfizer, multi-site UK companies like Concept Life Sciences, smaller healthcare firms and even some PhD students in the mix. Our patient-facing companies have formed a vibrant Health Hub to find more ways for them to work together.

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Our latest Community Projects

Working together to counter COVID-19

21 Apr 2020

Discovery Park has been open for business, albeit in a socially distanced way, throughout the coronavirus epidemic.

Discovery Park was pleased to support the local community by contributing to Dover District Council’s COVID-19 Community Fund.

20 Apr 2020

Discovery Park was pleased to support the local community by contributing to Dover District Council’s COVID-19 Community Fund.

TENANTS SADDLE UP FOR CHARITY BIKE RIDE

20 Apr 2020

A charity bike ride supported by Discovery Park tenant, Big Red Branding, takes place this weekend with the aim of raising hundreds of pounds for research into motor-neurone disease (MND).

STEM

Supporting STEM education for fantastic careers in science

Discovery Park is committed to helping local students benefit from a great STEM education. By igniting a life-long love of science, we are ensuring the continuation of a local talent pool that pharma and biotech companies are able to access.

Our initiatives include:

• The colourful Big Bang and East Kent Science Jamboree school events

• The award-winning Community Lab, a partnership between Discovery Park, Pfizer, CCCU and STEM Learning, providing an opportunity for our community to pass on skills and knowledge. Read about the effect the Community Lab is having on local students and schools in our January 2020 Impact Report here.

To support or book the Community Lab, please get in touch using our contact form.

Exciting career opportunities at Discovery Park

 With over 160 domestic and international companies, there are many exciting career opportunities in the unique environment of Discovery Park.

Our latest opportunities

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Sandwich, Kent

Job Title: Receptionist Reporting to: Customer Experience Manager Location: Discovery Park, Sandwich Salary: £12,532 Hours of Work: Monday-Friday, 09:00-14:00 (part-time, 25 hours). Company Background Located in the East of England’s life sciences cluster, with close links to London, Stevenage and Cambridge, Discovery Park is a cornerstone of the UK healthcare sector. Building on our unique […]

Sandwich, Kent

Location: Sandwich, Kent Salary: up to £25,320 + Company Benefits Core hours of work: 37.5 hours per week on a 7-day shift pattern to cover weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis. About the company: This is an opportunity to work for an up and coming expanding API manufacturer. BSPG Laboratories Ltd specialises in […]

Sandwich, Kent

Location: Sandwich, Kent Salary: up to £20,000 + Company Benefits Core hours of work: Monday to Friday 6:00am until 2:30pm. About the company: This is an opportunity to work for an up and coming expanding API manufacturer. BSPG Laboratories Ltd specialises in the supply of industrial hemp derivatives for medical and nutraceutical markets, specifically CBD. […]

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