History of excellence

Over three decades of milestones are just the beginning.

2018

Announced as a finalist in Business Park Innovation of the Year in the South Coast Property Awards.

2018

Work begins on the creation of a new conference and meetings facility.

2017

Promega is granted a long ground lease to construct bespoke new UK offices and laboratories at Plot 2 Benham Campus.

2017

Awarded Workplace Environment of the Year in the South Coast Property Awards.

2017

The Science Centre is opened by the Rt. Hon Caroline Nokes MP along with Merck’s new Innovation Hub, one of the company’s most significant Performance Materials R&D sites globally.

2016

5 Benham Campus is opened by the Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable MP.

2016

Science Park hosts Nucleus Expo, a showcase of the best of the region’s innovation.

2016

Awarded Business Park of the Year in the South Coast Property Awards.

2015

Work begins on a new building at 5 Benham Campus, the first new-build office accommodation in the Solent region in many years.

2014

Phi House is upgraded to improve insulation and sustainability credentials.

2012

Catalyst Centre is launched to support to start-up science and technology businesses.

2011

Yellow Dot Nursery is opened to support Science Park community childcare needs.

2011

The Innovation Centre is opened combining the previous Chilworth Business Incubator and The Annex.

2010

The first phase of Benham Campus is completed.

2009

The first Lattes coffee shop is opened.

2007

The Club at Chilworth Manor is opened to support Science Park and local community wellbeing.

2006

Kenneth Dibben House is completed providing high quality office and laboratory space.

2003

Following the success of the first incubator, a second extension is opened.

2002

A specially designed business incubator is built to house new and fast growing companies and is opened by Lord Sainsbury.

2001

University spin-out Fibercore is granted a long ground lease to construct bespoke offices and laboratories.

1999

Merck is granted a long ground lease to construct a UK Head Office and research centre.

1989

Phase II of the Science Park is completed responding to demand - 9 acres, 6 buildings on Enterprise Road, 86,000 sq ft.

1988

A major satellite broadcaster is granted a long ground lease for the construction of several buildings, advanced satellite communications and control dishes.

1986

Southampton Science Park is officially opened by HRH The Duke of Kent.

1986

The first 8,000 sq ft building of Phase I is completed and let to a single tenant.

1984

Phase I of the Science Park is planned - 3 buildings on Venture Road totaling 41,000 sq ft.

1983

The Science Park Company is formed.

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