Sun 19 May 2013
Nottingham MediPark is the latest scheme currently being planned to further strengthen Nottingham's profile as a leading medical technologies location in Europe.The scheme which now has outline planning approval, aims to bring together Nottingham's medical and science communities into one unique site close to the Queen's Medical Centre, one of Europe's largest teaching hospitals.
The 3.5 hectare MediPark is expected to build on the city's strengths as a Science City and will encourage the collaboration and the sharing of ideas. The scheme is being developed by the East Midlands Development Agency, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and the University of Nottingham, supported by Nottingham Regeneration Limited and Nottingham Development Enterprise, who are working together on a strategy to acquire land to deliver the vision to provide a specialist facility geared to support medical and clinical research sectors.
The outline planning approval proposes three phases of development with each phase meeting the highest standards for design and sustainability. In total nine buildings, each providing 3,000 to 5,000 sq m of floor space, are envisaged with each phase being delivered over a number of years. The buildings will be within an open space and park network with access to the River Leen and served by the proposed NET Line 2.