Discovery Park

Join the thriving UK life science sector

Launch your next phase of growth, right on Europe’s doorstep.

Choose Discovery Park’s high quality, ready to go research lab space and benefit from our prime location between London and Europe. With a rich scientific history, connections to leading universities, and a flourishing talent pipeline, you’ll have everything you need to take your business to the next stage.

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Welcome to Discovery Park, a hub for interdisciplinary innovation and a thriving community for visionary entrepreneurs and leaders. Ideally located between Europe and the UK’s thriving life science hubs, Discovery Park, Kent offers the ideal environment for businesses to start, scale and succeed.

Space to inspire

A well connected location, Kent benefits from beautiful surroundings and an excellent balance between work and leisure but with more affordable living costs. Its serene environment offers an enhanced quality of life, a crucial factor in attracting and retaining top-tier talent. Businesses here also enjoy the freedom to grow and scale, supported by competitive costs and a forward-looking approach.

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Relocating to the UK

The UK’s thriving life science sector has consistently punched above it’s weight on the global stage and this position is likely to continue with the UK Government implementing a variety of incentives to drive growth in this field. This dynamic life science market benefits from numerous corporate tax incentives, a business-friendly environment and competitive investment opportunities.

The well-established research and development infrastructure in the UK offers extensive partnership opportunities and supports the commercialisation of new technologies and will help to drive the next stage of growth for your business.

Our team are experienced in facilitating the set up of a new UK location for international organisations, and will connect you with an experienced support network of advisors to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Speak to a member of our team today to find out more.

Key benefits

Benefit from locating alongside leading international organisations, exciting start-ups and a diverse range of key support industries including our own investment fund. You’ll also benefit from a vibrant programme of industry events and social activities that provide the opportunity to network and connect with peers.

We work in close partnership with our local Universities and medical school, as well as the broader UK life science community to connect individuals and businesses with the right advisors, mentors, academics and investors, to open up a realm of opportunities.

As well as a thriving network of successful local life science business, we have built strong links with the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Greenwich, Kent & Medway Medical School and Kent & Medway NHS, providing a strong pipeline of talent to help grow your business.

 

Kent’s strategic advantage lies in its exceptional connectivity and proximity to London, fostering easy access to international markets and a vibrant business ecosystem. Beyond its economic merits, Kent offers a picturesque landscape, providing an excellent balance between work and leisure.

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Kent has a vibrant cultural and music scene, 350 miles of stunning coastline and award-winning restaurants.

In the current challenging global economic climate, efficient use of funds and ROI are ever more important. Our unique location, near London, the golden triangle and Europe, benefits from lower living costs for employees as well as competitive rental costs for our high spec lab and office space. So you can deliver results for your team and your shareholders.

Just over 1 hour from London

Quick & easy access to Europe

Access to a strong pipeline of talent

Dynamic lifescience market

Optimal quality of life

House prices 44% cheaper than London

Discovery Park is a fantastic place to grow a business. I moved my business here six months ago and have had tremendous support from the entrepreneurial community. The quality of life in East Kent is second to none, with the joys of costal and country living, easy access by high-speed train to London and the buzz of the music, art and foodie towns of Deal, Sandwich, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate. I could have located my international business anywhere in the world but am sure moving here was one of my best decisions.

Ian Philp , Founder, Age Care Technologies

Discovery Park’s lab facilities are outstanding with the all-important containment facilities we need. There is plenty of space available for us to expand making it the ideal location in which to grow. We have also benefited from being part of a vibrant community of life science companies based at the site. I highly recommend Discovery Park to any business looking for top-quality lab facilities and outstanding support.

James Steggles , Founder & Director

Discovery Park offered us a state-of-the-art facility, CAT-2 Lab, to work in during Covid 19 crisis, when all the rest of the labs were closed. They are instrumental in our growth, survival, and company profitability. Since we moved to Discovery Park, we have managed to generate profits in our business and become the leading analytical lab offering acrylamide reduction strategies from farm to fork for UK and EU food manufacturers. The facilities in Discovery Park are excellent; the service is fast and effective and could accommodate and facilitate fast-growing companies at any stage of their development, including building and creating custom-made facilities such as labs, warehouses and factories.

Tanya Curtis , Director

Cummins chose Discovery Park for its location, its facilities, and potential for collaboration with other resident tenants. The site works well for our Cummins colleagues as it offers us the opportunity to work together, flexibly and to focus. We are excited to see how Discovery Park will continue to grow, and for our company to be a part of that development.

Adam Sidders , Marketing Communications Director

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