Where collaboration drives innovation
We mean business The University of Wolverhampton Science Park will provide a dynamic and supportive environment to exploit the intellectual capacity within the University for the economic benefit of businesses, students and the wider community.
On behalf of the management and staff at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, I would like to welcome you to our thriving business community. The Science Park was opened in 1995 and has steadily developed since then to the impressive location you see here today. We encourage the growth of knowledge-based businesses, by offering a high quality, nurturing and collaborative environment, supplemented with access to businesses support services. With strong links to the University of Wolverhampton and its pool of experienced academic staff, world-leading research base, state-of-the-art equipment, highly talented students and award winning services to business, you could not find a better location to access the resources required to help your business grow. Currently home to over 90 businesses and more than 700 employees, the Science Park has recently expanded further with the creation of the new Science Centre; with a focus on aerospace, automotive, construction and life science sectors and their supplychains.
The new Centre is the perfect environment for pioneering, science and technology-based, businesses to take advantage of the range of modern work spaces, including workshops, Category 1 & 2 laboratories, and a FabLab. There are more details of some of the services and facilities on offer across the site within this publication, which I hope you find useful. However, this cannot cover all services and if you wish to find out more details please donâ€™t hesitate to contact one of the team or drop into the Business Solutions Centre / Growth Hub based on site â€“ you can find contact details in our Quick Guides section
Nigel Babb Commercial Director â€“ University of Wolverhampton Science Park
The University of Wolverhampton Science Park (UoWSP) is located on a prime site approximately a mile north of Wolverhampton city centre and a few minutes away from i54 Enterprise Zone; it benefits from easy access to the UK motorway network, intercity rail services and several regional airports. After more than 20 years of progression and expansion, the site now comprises over 12,000 square metres of space for companies in all stages of development and growth. There are presently four distinct buildings on the site plus a business incubation centre. Today, UoWSP is home to over 90 businesses working in a broad range of technological and creative disciplines including software development, environmental management, engineering design and consultancy, photography and videography, graphics, website design, water technology, environmental research, bespoke training and education, healthcare and business support services. The Technology Centre offers a range of accommodation for technology-based businesses and is the main conference venue, housing several meeting rooms of varying sizes and 200 seat, fully raked auditorium all with dedicated AV equipment. Our manned reception is the ideal venue to meet and greet your guests and has ample breakout areas for a meeting or just to sit and catch-up with colleagues.
The Science Centre is a unique combination of laboratory, workshop and office space, specialising in sectors supporting the local Smart Specialisation agenda and includes a ‘FabLab’, this laboratory is part of a network of global FabLabs and is equipped with a range of prototyping and digital manufacturing technologies to inspire entrepreneurial activity. The building has been short-listed for several industry and national awards since its opening, winning LABC West Midlands ‘Best Large Commercial Project’ award.
The Creative Industries Centre offers a range of accommodation space for creative and digital-focused businesses and also houses SPARK Business Incubation Centre, offering subsidised office accommodation and specialist start-up support to new start businesses in the creative, digital and technology sectors.
The Development Centre features the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, Visualisation Centre and Black Country Growth Hub, providing business support to tenant companies on-site and also to the regional business community.
The Benefits Our tenant companies are able to access a comprehensive range of services to assist in establishing, managing and developing their operations. For the most part, these services are delivered by partner organisations or, in some instances, on a commercial basis by fellow co-located tenants.
Fully serviced business accommodation, meaning you can focus on running your business
200 seat fully raked Auditorium with dedicated AV support
High quality reception service to meet and greet your guests
Tenants individual post boxes and Royal Mail collection service
Secure 24 hour access
Restaurant and CafĂŠ serving Starbucks ÂŽ
Free on-site car parking for tenants and visitors
Business incubation and support package
Superfast Broadband and VoIP Telephony
Access to University of Wolverhamptonâ€™s internationally excellent and world leading Research base.
Business support and advice co-located at Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre and Black Country Chamber of Commerce Range of Conference and meeting facilities at a discounted rate to tenant companies
Regular networking events and business support programmes enabling you to build valuable contacts with like-minded individuals and businesses
Fully licensed Catering services, offering a wide range of refreshments
Support in promoting your business and finding other relevant networking opportunities
The specialist facilities at the Science Park are ideal for businesses like ours, giving us the opportunity to enhance our research and development activities. It also allows us to access a multitude of support channels and collaboration with like-minded businesses
Matt Eccles Tytek Group
Choose your perfect office
Find the ideal location to grow your business
The Technology Centre houses a wide range of technology related businesses; users include scientific testing and consultancy services, production of small form factor electronics, mobile communications, etc. In addition there are specialist professional service providers such as patent attorneys, Health and Safety experts, tax specialists, chartered accountants, financing bodies to mention a few.
The Creative Industries Centre houses a cluster of companies from the creative and digital media sector within vibrant office accommodation, with social spaces and cafĂŠ; the perfect venue to meet and greet clients, hold informal meetings or simply catch up. The Creative Industries Centre is also home to the SPARK business incubation centre which supports the launch and nurturing of new /young businesses in the creative sector thanks to its structured programme of support and a subsidised start-up package.
The Science Centre, a partnership between the University and the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, offers a unique combination of laboratory, workshop and office space, specialising in sectors supporting the local Smart Specialisation agenda (aerospace, automotive, construction and life sciences â€“ including their supply chains).
Choose your perfect office
A shared office or looking for something more?
With over 12300m² (132396.1ft²) of lettable office space, we can deliver the perfect workspace solution tailored to your requirements. Why not call to find out about the available office space, or arrange to take a tour of the site and it’s enviable range of facilities? Call 01902 824100
Floor plans area available by contacting 01902 824100
Specialist laboratory space
Flexible laboratory space within a unique facility
Our specialist laboratory space for innovative science and technology businesses is located in the new Science Centre within the Wolverhampton Science Park. This is the only provision of its type in the Black Country. This flexible laboratory space has been created for companies specialising in: Aerospace, Automotive, Life Sciences, Building Technologies, Research and Development and Product Prototyping The benefits of locating to this Award-winning centre include: • Configurable Category 1 & 2 laboratories • Laboratories size start from approx. 17m2 up to 100m2 • Long or short-term hire is available with access to a shared laboratory • Specialist equipment, including PCR thermocycler, scanning spectrophotometer and microbial fermentation suite • Goods lift with direct access to laboratory space • Office space from 20m2 / two person upwards
Find out more about this unique facility or take a tour ........... call 01902 824100
Workshop space for innovative science and technology businesses
All of our centres provide workshop space, this space can be configured to meet your specific requirements and tenants can benefit from on-site technical and business support, we also have a state-of-the art FabLab and 3-D printing facilities, which is ideal for prototyping and product development. Work alongside pioneering projects and productive collaborations and be part of a community of cutting-edge businesses, potential partners, and future customers. Workshop facilities include: • Cold water • Drainage • 3-Phase & 2-Phase electricity • Data points • Roller shutter doors • 50db sound attenuation * • Extraction * • Ceiling heating • Serviced 3D printing facility for prototyping * * not all of the workshops have the above as standard
Why not take advantage of support services available on site? See overleaf for details
Transform the way your business operates
Choosing to base your business at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, opens up a wealth of opportunities for collaboration with like-minded people This could be by networking with fellow businesses on the Science Park, meeting research and business development teams at the University of Wolverhampton or by taking advantage of the comprehensive range of support services available on site. The Business Solutions Centre, the Black Country Growth Hub and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce are based, right here, on site.
Business Solutions Centre
A single point of contact for business support
Based in the Development Centre are the Business Solutions Centre and Black Country Growth Hub. The Business Solutions Centre provides an awardwinning, single point of contact to develop innovative business solutions.The Black Country Growth Hub, helps businesses to benefit from a wealth of business support, advice and funding opportunities. Tenant companies are actively encouraged to engage with each another and take advantage of the support services available; regular tenant networking events are hosted throughout the year, attended by representatives from business support services, who are on hand to discuss how they could help support your business, there are also various business events and seminars covering a plethora of business advice.
The Business Solutions Centres (BSCs), brought to you by the University of Wolverhampton, provide a collaborative and innovative approach to improving business performance and are designed to make a positive economic impact on the region by offering practical business support. BSCs offer start-up businesses and established companies in the Midlands and beyond, with a single point of access to a wide range of events, workshops, business facilities, professional advisory services, consultancy and innovation support. To find out more contact: Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Incubation SPARK - a specialist business incubator facility We operate a specialist business incubator facility under the brand name of SPARK SPARK is located in our Creative Industries Centre building and its facilities and services are specifically tailored to the needs of start-up or early stage businesses working in creative and technology sectors
SPARK’s services include: • affordable, furnished workspace in a great location • specialist IT hardware and access to the latest creative software and support equipment • on-site business development support and mentoring • tailored training sessions and access to networking opportunities and events • subsidised meeting rooms of varying size ideal for training, workshops, seminars and board meetings • a modern, fully equipped photo studio • ideal location - close to the city centre, rail and motorway networks; frequent bus services and free car parking • coffee bar and refreshment services • Three styles of accommodation are available to eligible businesses:
a shared office facility. a workstation in a shared studio, an individual, fully furnished, modern, air conditioned office
For more information - please visit the SPARK website. www.sparkspace.co.uk
Business Incubation SPEED - on a mission to support business
The SPEED project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), seeks to enable individuals access support on starting a business or enterprise. Further support is also offered to newly created and established SMEâ€™s to develop their businesses within the Black Country and the Marches local economies.
SPEED Services Include: Starting a new business The project can help you register your business with HMRC, offer the chance to register your business at the Wolverhampton Science Park. Already Trading If you havenâ€™t registered your business or registered in the last 12 months, the SPEED project can assist you with the use of match-funded grants. Grants & Funding SPEED can offer you a match-funded grant where we reimburse half the cost of your purchases. This will be subject to eligibility. Events & Workshops Fully funded specialist workshops will be offered to all beneficiaries on the project. Business Consultancy 6 hours of fully funded business consultancy offered by a range of experienced business consultants to develop and grow your business. Office & Co-working Space You will be allocated your own desk(s) and have full access to office resources free of charge for up to 12 months. Contact Us Find out how to join the SPEED project via email@example.com or 01902 518960.
Access areas of expertise
Driving business forward through innovation and enterprise
Leading innovation and opportunity is central to the University of Wolverhampton’s mission, and the expertise and experience of its academics can make a substantial difference to the competitiveness of SME’s that engage with it. Research underpins everything the University does, informing teaching, business and society. It’s not just confined to academia; it’s vital for industry success, with research projects involving collaboration with businesses, professional bodies and organisations.
The University is fully committed to supporting economic growth through innovation and enterprise, and its research work uncovers findings that translate into real solutions and influence ways of working. The Science Park’s close links to the University of Wolverhampton can provide businesses with outstanding opportunities for collaboration, with access to a skilled graduate base via placement programmes, as well as knowledge sharing initiatives by working with research centres and institutes whose work has been assessed as World-leading.
Did you know that effective research can boost the impact of your business? Accessing the expertise from University of Wolverhampton could transform the way your business operates.
Accessing University research expertise
Working with us to help your business
If you have a specific business challenge you would like help with or need expert advice and guidance on a business topic, the University of Wolverhampton can help you via consultancy with one of its leading academics. The academics are practitioners with experience of business and the University is proud to identify those that are at the fore of latest developments in a particular topic. This means they are keen to work with you. Your knowledge, plus their expertise will make a difference to your business. The Universityâ€™s academic staff is available to work with businesses as consultants on a variety of projects.
From academic support to help you re-model your strategy, to support on business issues such as the delivery of new products and services. The University of Wolverhampton is continually growing its research capability, building on international and local findings and utilising its strengths in a number of research areas. It can help you with your own Research and Development leading to new products, services, processes and markets in your business. More information on the research capabilities can be found on our research pages.
For more information on how your business can work with the University and take advantage of research to create opportunities, go to www.wlv.ac.uk/research or call 0800 953 3222
Accessing University research expertise
Research is not confined to academia Numerous projects involve collaboration with industry and professional bodies and organisations, including the European Commission and European Parliament. The impact is far-reaching, with findings that translate into real life solutions and influences ways of working. The University is fully committed to supporting manufacturers in the region, using research expertise and success in knowledge transfer to boost productivity and shape economic development. Working with University of Wolverhampton gives you the opportunity to access the expertise of nationally and internationally recognised research academics across a wide range of subjects, contributing to your firm’s research and development, investing heavily in new infrastructure to support its research and teaching activities.
The Rosalind Franklin Science Centre in the city centre, provides a state-of-the-art environment for laboratory sciences including extensive facilities for molecular biology; cancer and toxicology research; microbiology and fermentation technology; analytical studies and chemistry; pharmaceutical science including drug delivery research; experimental pharmacology; and metabolic and immunological research. There are also extensive green housing facilities for crop research activities. Extensive development across our campuses includes the University of Wolverhampton Business School’s Lord Swraj Paul building. Its Caparo Executive Education Suite is dedicated to training the region’s business leaders and complemented by the Executive Education programme, designed to deliver immediate results for organisations and individuals, whatever stage in their career. Investment has been made in manufacturing engineering at the Telford Innovation Campus, whilst the development of a Centre for Construction Excellence at the former Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton will act as a catalyst for economic and social regeneration of the region extending construction and built environment expertise nationally and internationally. An exciting inclusion to the Science Centre at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park is the addition of a ‘FabLab’, this laboratory is part of a network of global FabLabs and is equipped with a range of prototyping and digital manufacturing technologies to inspire entrepreneurial activity. The FabLab team can also provide advice on design and engineering support available for product development and proof of concept grants.
For further information about the science and engineering facilities please contact Julie Lappin - Faculty of Science and Engineering tel: 01902 321 655 or email: J.firstname.lastname@example.org For information about the FabLab please tel: 01902 323 911 or email: Sandra.Simpson@wlv.ac.uk
â€œHolding the physical 3D Printed parts and being able to test the product in the field really gave us confidence to invest in purchasing injection mould tools and in getting a patent in placeâ€?
Ian White Managing Director of Jay IW Ltd
Accessing University expertise Looking for a new recruit?
The Workplace at the University of Wolverhampton offers a fast, friendly and efficient vacancy advertising service to employers who wish to recruit its students and graduates. From advertising your jobs to over 20,000 potential candidates through to final selection, we offer a fully managed service FREE of charge saving you time and money! Our services include: • FREE advertising and sourcing of candidates • Access to our WXP student training and placement scheme Change to ‘Access to our Student and Graduate programme and payroll service’ • Assistance with arranging interviews • Financial support towards the cost of your new recruit* * Subject to terms and conditions
“This placement has played a big role in understanding if I am on the right career path, as well as defining the area I want to specialise in for the future” Sandra Sharma University of Wolverhampton
To find out more about how we can benefit your organisation, please contact The Workplace Tel: 01902 321 688 Email: email@example.com Visit: wlv.ac.uk/theworkplace
Our tenant companies are encouraged to collaborate with fellow tenants and the wider business community, creating a vibrant, dynamic space for business development. Why not come and join us? Youâ€™ll be in good company
It’s not just business.... ..... It’s personal
Behind every successful event lies a team of dedicated, experienced staff, and here at University of Wolverhampton Science Park, we are no exception to the rule. Our experienced staff take pride in building customer relationships and repeatedly exceeding customer expectations. From assessing the best room layout, providing care-taking assistance or IT / AV support we will be with you every step of the way, to make sure your event is delivered perfectly, and don’t forget to add some refreshments for your delegates to enjoy, whether it’s a short break for coffee, a working lunch or you would like host a celebration or awards event, with a 3 course meal, our in-house chefs can cater for your requirements and our menus can always be tailored to suit your needs.
Where do you want to meet?
An all-year-round conference centre for up to 200 people, the University of Wolverhampton Science Park is the ideal venue for conferences, training events, seminars and product launches. • High specification auditorium for 200 people. • Modern meeting rooms with AV equipment. • Video-conferencing and technical support. • Professional in-house catering provision. • Experienced staff to help and advice • Free car parking. • Free internet access
To make a reservation contact our Meeting and Conferencing Team - they will be happy to discuss your requirements e: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01902 518914
Create your perfect meeting
The Science Park’s on-site conference and meeting facilities are second to none and can be configured to seat a small boardroom style meeting to larger presentations or exhibitions, all complete with permanently fitted digital display equipment. Our purpose built meeting rooms are suitable for a wide range of events, from as few as two people, up to 200 delegates seated in our fully raked auditorium. Take a look at the table below to work out your perfect room set up; ask about our Day Delegate Option - a complete conference package that includes everything you need to make your day a success with refreshments and lunch.
The table below shows our rooms and the capacity of delegates it will accommodate to suit your room layout - Need more help? ........why not call 01902 518914 to book a tour of the facilities? Room Auditorium Marston Stephenson Armstrong Brunel
Location Technology Centre Technology Centre Technology Centre Technology Centre Technology Centre
Brindley Technology Centre Mitchell Technology Centre PA127 Technology Centre Sunbeam Creative Industries Centre SPARK Meeting Room (108) Creative Industries Centre SPARK Meeting Room (118) Creative Industries Centre
36 25 16 14
14 8 12 25
Lecture Style 200 60 40 35 28 28 14
You can check the audio / visual equipment available in each room in the section ‘Professional Support’. Need more help? Send your query to UWSPcomms@wolverhamptonsp.co uk....you’re in safe hands
Conference and Catering Services
Grabbing a quick coffee, dropping by for some lunch or looking to create the perfect event for your clients..........whatever your plans, we have the ideal solution. Come and take a look for yourself
You’re in safe hands When it comes to audio visual production for your conference, you can be sure to be in safe hands, if your meeting or conference requires audio / visual support we can provide the highest quality equipment and knowledgeable staff to ensure that your conference runs smoothly. Our wide range of equipment caters for all conference requirements, you can check the equipment provisions in each of our rooms below: Room
Brindley & Brunel
Armstrong & Stephenson
Wall mounted controller
Wall mounted speakers
Wall mounted desktop PC with MS Office 2013 and Mouse HDMI and VGA connections for laptop Dual projector
Screen to duplicate projector display (Hdmi only at the moment)
Need to discuss your AV requirements? No problem ...contact our support technician email: UWSPcomms@wolverhamptonsp.co.uk
Wall mounted speakers Wall and ceiling mounted speakers
Wall mounted controller
Fixed desk gooseneck microphone, two lavalier microphones and two hand-held microphones
Adjustable stage lighting
Sound mixing desk VGA connection for laptop HDMI and VGA adaptor for laptop Bespoke support provided by AV Technician
Social areas have the signage screens and access to the University of Wolverhampton Guest WiFi
Why not add some refreshments to your meeting? From Fairtrade tea and coffee, a working lunch, fork buffet to a 3-course seated meal, our catering department can deliver to your meeting room, your office or provide an assisted service in the dining area.
Find out more overleaf......
University of Wolverhampton Catering Service is proud to be providing a quality service to its clients that has earned it a fantastic reputation. Did you know that all of the catering outlets are award winners and committed to upholding key practices for food sustainability, including Animal Welfare, MSC Fish and Fairtrade products? A diverse range of food and drink options has been created so that each client is given the best possible choice. Also encouraged is the use of seasonal produce and the catering services takes pride in its commitment to procuring locally-sourced produce and ingredients wherever possible, thus supporting local and regional businesses across the Midlands. All cafe outlets at UoWSP offer a choice of breakfasts served until 11:30. With breakfast cited as the most important meal of the day, why not treat yourself to one of the delicious choices from the breakfast menu and you’re set up for the morning? All of our cafe outlets have plenty of seating areas. Why not arrange to meet your clients for a coffee and catch up - you and your client might even get a chance to network with different people from our wide variety of industries while you’re there.
Creative Industries Centre Viaduct View outlet 8.30 – 15.00 Monday – Thursday, Friday 08.30 – 14.30 Technology Centre Lockside Café 8.30 – 15.30 Monday – Thursday, Friday 08.30 – 15.00. The Science Centre Café Monday – Thursday, 9.00 – 3.00 Friday 09.00 – 14.00
Viaduct View outlet based in the Creative Industries Centre offers a range of lunch items. There’s soup and a roll on the menu for lunch, as well as sandwiches, hot or cold pasties and snacks, with a choice of Hand-crafted beverages from the Starbucks TM range. Lockside Cafe in the Technology Centre also has the offer of a different hot dish available each lunchtime, including a vegetarian option - take a look at the menu board for the dish of the day being served in your cafe. Science Centre Café is the new addition to the catering outlets at University of Wolverhampton Science Park come and enjoy an expertly crafted coffee in the state-of-the-art Science Centre. If you’re planning a meeting or seminar, why not add some refreshments to your event? From Fairtrade tea and coffee, a working lunch, fork buffet to a 3-course seated meal, our catering department can deliver to your meeting room, your office or provide an assisted service in the dining area. Tenants at UoWSP have a choice of four buffet menus, which vary in price and selections - take a look at the hospitality menu from our catering services, which can be found by visiting the link below on UoWSP website www.wolverhamptonsp.co.uk
Take a look at the menu from Catering Services https://bit.ly/2UKRXvl If you’re looking for something special to serve at your event, contact Catering Manager, Pam Fletcher - P.Fletcher@wlv.ac.uk
Need to contact us?
Whether you are looking to take a tour of the facilities, book a meeting room or need some information on the on-site business support, take a look at our quick contact guide below. If youâ€™re not sure who to contact get in touch with our GENERAL ENQUIRIES LINE email@example.com 01902 824000
OFFICES & WORK SPACE ENQUIRIES
firstname.lastname@example.org 01902 824100
Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre email@example.com 01902 321 272
firstname.lastname@example.org 01902 824100 MEETINGS AND CONFERENCING BOOKINGS
BUSINESS INCUBATION SPARK INCUBATION
email@example.com 01902 518914
firstname.lastname@example.org 01902 837400
IT SERVICES AND INFORMATION
UWSPcomms@wolverhamptonsp.co.uk 01902 824466 / 01902 321664
www.speedstartup.org 01902 518960 email@example.com
Quick guides Where are we on-site? See the key below to find the centre you need and useful information about the Science Park
How to find us Location
University of Wolverhampton Science Park is located on a prime site 1.6 miles north of Wolverhampton City Centre, close to J2 of M54 and the i54 Enterprise Zone. As well as easy access from the M6 and M5 motorways, Wolverhampton Science Park is served by bus services from the city centre bus station, with direct buses running frequently down Stafford Road. Wolverhampton train station is located in the city centre: the Science Park is a short taxi ride away, or 15 minute journey on foot.
For travel information: nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands
Centrally located with excellent transport links
8 minutes from J2 of M54 and i54 enterprise zone, easy access by M6 and M5
Frequent buses from Wolverhampton city with stops directly outside
15 minute walk to Wolverhampton city
20 minute journey from Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton station, 7 minute taxi from City Centre
Birmingham Airport 28 miles away East Midlands Airport 53 miles away
Drive Times: London 140 miles/226Km Birmingham 17 miles/28 Km Manchester 76 miles/122Km
The University of Wolverhampton Science Park encourages the growth of knowledge-based businesses, by offering a high quality, nurturing and...
Published on Sep 5, 2019
The University of Wolverhampton Science Park encourages the growth of knowledge-based businesses, by offering a high quality, nurturing and...