Discovery Park

High-Spec Lab Space

Scale your business in a thriving life science hub

Take your business to the next stage of growth at Discovery Park. High quality, ready to go research lab space for rent with access to private write-up space and self-contained bespoke units, all within easy reach of London and the UK’s life science hubs.

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Welcome to Discovery Park, a hub for interdisciplinary innovation and a thriving community for visionary entrepreneurs and leaders. Just over 1 hour from London, Discovery Park, Kent offers the ideal environment for businesses to start, scale and succeed.

Thriving hub

For ambitious science companies looking to scale their business.

Discovery Park offers more than just lab space. At the heart of Kent’s thriving life science community, our network of onsite innovators and close links with nearby universities provide a portfolio of partnership opportunities and a rich pipeline of talent to help your business grow.

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Key features

With options from 250 to 150,000 sq ft, we also offer Cat-2 and Cat-3 lab space for research requiring higher levels of containment, and write up space.

This dedicated team operates with remarkable agility and responsiveness, ensuring your visions are quickly turned into reality.

Complementing our engineering capabilities is a utilities team that meticulously upholds our resilient infrastructure to the highest standards.

Together, these teams exemplify our commitment to precision, innovation and unwavering support to your operational needs.

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.


We aim to ensure a talent pipeline which addresses skill shortages. The collaborative initiative supports both large and small businesses with upskilling their current workforce and discovering new talent to propel business growth. The Skills Hub also assists companies in fostering knowledge transfers and making industry-academia connections.

You’ll be located with like-minded entrepreneurs within Discovery Park’s wider scientific community to learn from, share experiences and collaborate with. You’ll also benefit from a vibrant programme of industry events and social activities that provide the opportunity to network and connect with peers.

Our team is focused on providing a diverse range of support services tailored to fuel your growth. From mentoring to growth programmes and large scale events, you’ll benefit from a robust ecosystem designed to nurture your venture. Additionally, the park provides access to investment opportunities and fosters collaboration through integration with the wider national life science network.

We’re constantly looking to minimise our impact through a range of sustainability initiatives. As part of the Discovery Park community, your company will benefit from the Kent Renewable Energy Biomass Plant which provides 100% renewable energy to Discovery Park, the surrounding areas and beyond.

Free parking

24/7 Security

Super-fast WiFi

Close proximity to London

Meeting rooms & Event Space

Restaurants & Cafes

Gym & Social Zone

100% renewable energy

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