Romax is a sign of Science Park's success, says heb's Bishop24 March 2010
The deal which has seen Romax taken an additional 5,100 sq ft of space at Nottingham Science Park was secured by the city property agency heb.
It let the space to the firm only weeks after receiving its instruction from landlord Nottingham City Council.
Jonathan Bishop, a partner at heb, said the letting of units five and six in the park's William Lee building, came at a time that several businesses were expanding at the site.
"This is grade-A accommodation which is good value for money with our client, Nottingham City Council, offering a flexible lease in order to accommodate Romax's continuing growth," he said.
"The science park has a great offering for the city. As well as a range of units of varying size, proposals for phase two of the city's tram network also mean that access to and from the city centre will be accommodated by a modern, convenient and clean form of public transport."
Rizvan Shafiq, city council estates surveyor with responsibility for the science park, says the development attracts all sizes of businesses - and many small firms set up there, achieve success in their business area and begin to grow and develop.
He said: "The science, technology and research-based companies can support one another - and the site is close to the university and has good access to the East Midlands Airport, factors which can be essential for their businesses.
"We seek to encourage small, university-based businesses to come on site. We want to encourage development of the scientific and research sector in Nottingham. The science park has been here for 20 years and it is a huge success story."
Romax financial director Paul Atkin said: "We have taken on two extra units in Nottingham because we are growing quite significantly. We recognise there are tremendous opportunities for Romax not only within our core business streams, wind energy and automotive, but in many other new areas, so we have set ourselves ambitious growth plans for the future."
Romax is not the only business to have expanded at Nottingham Science Park. Future Health Technologies, the first private family cord blood bank in the UK to receive a full accreditation as a human tissue bank, now has 10 times the space it began with in 2000.
"This is a really good address for us," said Roger Dainty, director of the firm. Not only is our business close to the university and the QMC, where I have colleagues I call upon, and where I have a couple of PhD students, but we are close to East Midlands Airport. This is essential for our business - we use the DHL hub for transport of our blood samples."