Norwich Research Park currently specialises in biotechnology and biological research and encompasses the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia among others. Therefore they are looking to expand to the north and south of its current site in the west of the city.
The proposals could create 5,000 jobs in the next 10 to 15 years and make the already world-renowned science park a magnet for established, start-up and spin-off research companies.
The park’s project manager, Nick Goodwin, said the growth would enable it to “stand on the world stage”. The planning application for the work is due to be submitted in June.