Discovery Park

Lab space for innovative companies

High quality research lab space available now

Take your business to the next stage at Discovery Park. High spec, ready to go research lab space for rent with flexible rental agreements and space to suit companies of all sizes. From a space in our shared lab to self-contained bespoke units up to 50,000 sq ft, our facilities are designed to support your growth, all within easy reach of London.

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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 mentors plus close links with nearby universities, provide a portfolio of partnership opportunities and a rich pipeline of talent to help your business grow.

Flexible lab space, available now

Whether your company is a vibrant start-up, a thriving scale-up or part of an international company looking for another location, we have your ideal lab space for rent today. Our facilities and wet lab spaces can support chemical, biological, pharmaceutical and analytical research, with options ranging from 300 to 50,000 sq ft.

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The Labs

Man pipetting in a lab

Our shared lab is perfect for promising start-ups, with affordable access to specialist equipment, expert support and flexible rental agreements within a fully serviced, collaborative environment. Whether you’re working in cell culture, molecular biology or chemistry, CoLab is the ideal coworking lab space to get started, advance your research and propel your business forward.

Our experienced lab technician is on hand to provide essential support and access to a diverse range of specialist equipment, enabling you to scale your operations without the need for heavy capital investment.

These labs are designed for research requiring higher levels of containment to ensure safety of users and protection of sensitive, high value research. You also have access to private write up space ranging from 250 – 150,000 sq ft.

This lab is a fully contained 1,500 sq. ft. specialist facility, designed for working with highly infectious and dangerous agents. The lab provides the necessary facilities to protect your team and your research while helping to ensure regulatory compliance.


Our cleanroom facility is designed to protect the integrity of sensitive products for those working in advanced research in specialised fields.

Record your breakthroughs in modern write up space next to your lab facilities to ensure your progress is documented efficiently.

Business support

A stand-out feature of Discovery Park is our commitment to helping your business succeed. Our collaborative Innovation team provide mentoring to help commercialise your ideas and connect you into wider networks. We also offer a series of growth programmes including our early-stage business growth awareness and self-audit programmes to supercharge your entrepreneurial journey.

Our on-site Barclays Eagle Lab provides free business mentoring and access to their Investor Readiness programme and Demo Directory – a platform connecting entrepreneurs and start-ups to potential investors.

Discovery Park Ventures is our very own investment fund, keen on supporting and mentoring exciting innovators with novel business ideas.

Collaborative environment

Our thriving community of innovators is passionate about science and collaborate regularly to drive progress. Locate your business alongside other like-minded entrepreneurs to learn, share experiences and collaborate. 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 tenants include a comprehensive selection of support services to ensure your business has all it needs to succeed.

With close links to four leading academic institutions nearby, and network of successful local life science business, there is a strong pipeline of talent to help grow your business. The park is also partnered with scientific organisations, including the BIA, OBN, and One Nucleus allowing you to benefit from a collaborative UK wide Life Sciences community, focused on driving success of the sector.

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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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