Discovery Park’s mission is to become a world leading science park over the next five years, driving improvements in healthcare through innovation and collaboration.

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 its unique scientific heritage, it is the home of innovation, attracting companies large and small to its vibrant environment and excellent facilities.

With a rapidly expanding tenant community, a strong life sciences network, business support services and great amenities, Discovery Park offers your company the place to thrive and grow.

Discovery Park is a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone

This prestigious designation, awarded by the UK Office for Life Sciences, reflects the Park’s strengths and growth potential across advanced manufacturing, digital and AI in healthcare.

There are four Strategy Pillars at Discovery Park;

an Innovation Hub

Digital and Artificial
Intelligence expertise

STEM Skills
and Talent Development

Manufacturing Village
at Discovery Park

‘The site provides major contributions to Pfizer’s pipeline and our development of breakthrough medicines for patients globally. We look forward to working closely with the Discovery Park team to ensure the site continues to be a leading life sciences park and an incubator for scientific innovation and digital technology.’

Julian Thompson, VP, Pfizer Global Regulatory Operations and Sandwich Site Head on the LSOZ designation.


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We play an important role in developing a regional life sciences cluster, working with the local life sciences industry, universities and NHS.


Discovery Park Tenant


Working collaboratively on Innovation, digital and AI in healthcare, and manufacturing.


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Working collaboratively with the other Life Sciences Opportunity Zones


Our Team

The people making Discovery Park the home for ambitious life sciences companies

Dr Martino Picardo

Martino is an expert in life sciences business incubation and science park development.

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Dr Martino Picardo


Mayer Schreiber

Mayer's focus is on building a world class and world leading science park, supporting the growth of innovative companies.

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Mayer Schreiber


Jane Kennedy

As a former Senior Manager of Roslin BioCentre (Dolly the Sheep) and BioCity Scotland, Jane has a wealth of experience in supporting the growth of Life Science Businesses. She believes in creating a collaborative environment for life sciences to flourish and building great teams to attract the right investment partners.

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Jane Kennedy

Chief Business Officer

Chris Broom

Chris brings more than 20 years’ of inward investment experience in public and private sector roles.

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Chris Broom

Head of Business Development

Sarah Carroll

Sarah is responsible for people strategy, organisation design, performance management, communication and employee engagement.

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Sarah Carroll

Head of HR, Performance & Improvement

Paul Bax

Paul Bax is an experienced Engineer and facilities manager, with detailed knowledge of the Discovery Park site and service delivery.

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Paul Bax

Head of Facilities


Our Location

We can be reached easily and quickly from anywhere in the world.

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Getting Here

  • Discovery Park
  • Innovation House
  • Sandwich
  • Kent
  • CT13 9FF (Sat Nav)

Travel Options


60 miles from Central London


If you are arriving into Ramsgate Station or Dover Priory Station you can call the following:

Sandwich Cars on 01304 617424 or book online at www.sandwichcars.co.uk or Central Cars, Ramsgate on 01843 595595


Regular bus services to Sandwich operated by Stagecoach South East


High Speed Rail services from Ramsgate to St Pancras (71 mins)

New Thanet Parkway Station opening December 2022 with journey times to London reduced to 60 minutes


London Gatwick (85 minutes), London City Airport (90 minutes) and London Heathrow (110 minutes)


Our Partnerships

Discovery Park works closely with a range of life sciences and regional partners

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Discover a place
where innovation thrives