Unity Campus: Phase 2

Having completed The Works in 2020, the second phase of Howard Group’s re-development of Unity Campus is now being brought forward. In response to market demand for agile, flexible science space, Phase 2 will consist of three buildings each specifically designed to provide high quality accommodation for life science occupiers.

Available in Q1, 2023, Unity Campus Phase 2 offers up the next 95,000 sq ft of lab-enabled space in the Cambridge Cluster. Units from 10,000 sq ft are now available for pre-let. A key benefit for potential occupiers, at this stage, is the ability to input into the design process and create a truly fit for purpose environment.

Each building will consist of ground, first and second floor office and laboratory accommodation, with landlord plant provision above. 

Current life sciences occupiers on the campus include Aqdot, Iontas, Liminal Bioscience and Sareum.

Colin Brown, Director Development, Howard Group, introduces our exciting plans for the next generation of lab-enabled buildings being developed at Unity Campus - the next available new space for life sciences companies in the Cambridge Cluster. Colin talks through the pre-let opportunity, which would currently allow occupiers to be involved in the design process to create truly fit-for-purpose, bespoke, space. Pre-lets from 10,000 - 95,000 sq ft are available.

Pre-let opportunity benefits

The next big thing

Phase 2 offers up the next 95,000 sq ft lab-enabled space in the Cambridge Cluster, available from Q1, 2023. Units from 10,000 sq ft are available for pre-let.

Tailored to you

Have your input into the design process and create a truly fit for purpose environment.

Connected location

Locate yourself on one of the best-connected science and technology parks in the region alongside a community of inspiring technology and life science organisations.

Building specification

  • 60% lab / 40% office split.

  • Lab-standard 6.6m floor-grid with in-column drainage providing flexibility in bench locations.

  • Vibration-resistant concrete construction.

  • 6 WC’s and 2 showers per floor (with the ability for occupiers to increase this provision within their own demise if required).

  • Goods lift with direct access to rear of building and service yard.

  • Access controlled passenger lift within the stair lobbies.

  • Phase 2 will also bring forward an additional 256 parking spaces and 14 accessible parking spaces on site.

Landlord fit out

Each building will be fully fitted to a high standard, including entrance lobbies, goods lifts, separate passenger lifts, wc facilities and showers on each floor.

Tenant spaces will be ready for lab and office occupation with pre-installed air handling (6 air changes per hour minimum), HVAC systems, in-column drainage, lighting and raised access floors.

Externally, consideration has been given to delivery vehicles, gas bottle storage, clinical waste stores and generator access points.

Design aesthetic

Each of the three buildings will enjoy a unique external aesthetic achieved via a mixed palette of external façade materials. The overall feel will take inspiration from a modern industrial look.

The building entrances will provide a welcoming threshold, where occupiers and visitors can meet and relax. The contemporary aesthetic successfully incorporated throughout The Works central communal Street area will act as the inspiration for these new communal spaces.

A landscape focal point at the heart of the site will create a sense of place for occupiers of the campus at the outset of the phased development.

Connected location

Unity Campus is one of the best-connected technology & innovation parks in the region. It sits in a prime location close to public transport links (Whittlesford Parkway station is under a mile away), community activities and amenities in nearby Sawston, cycle networks into central Cambridge and some of the region’s most affordable housing. This combination of accessibility from a travel and amenity perspective sets it apart from other technology & innovation park locations in the cluster.

If you are interested in discussing any pre-let or future occupancy requirement please contact:

William Clark

01223 347 294 | wclarke@savills.com

Paddy Shipp

07469 155 531 | paddy.shipp@eu.jil.com

Rupert Dando

07813 624 276 | rupert.dando@savills.com

Bridget Partridge

07921 309 816 | bridget.partridge@eu.jll.com

Paddy Shipp | 07469 155 531

William Clarke | 01223 347 294

Howard Group