The Swindon Advertiser has reported that a new state-of-the-art science park will be developed at Porton in Wiltshire creating more than 2,000 jobs over a 10-year-period and bringing national and international investment into the area.
Wiltshire Council and a joint development company, comprising Trebor Developments LLP and Wrenbridge Land Limited, will develop the science park. The successfully bided for £10m funding from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This will help kick-start the first phase of the science park project, creating the infrastructure for the planned 355,000 sq ft science park and a new 23,000 sq ft innovation centre
This new science park will provide facilities for science- and research-based industries and could attract £70m of private sector investment over the next 10 years.