First phase of Space Park Leicester completes

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The keys to a pioneering £100 million research, innovation and teaching hub for space-related high-tech companies and researchers in Leicester have been handed over following the completion of the first phase of building work.

Developed by the University of Leicester in collaboration with local, national and international partners, the project will deliver a 4,800m2 facility comprising offices, shared laboratories, teaching facilities and co-working spaces, focussing primarily on research, development and applications of space.

Representatives from construction company Bowmer + Kirkland have handed over the keys, marking a significant milestone in the completion of the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to open in the summer.

Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester, said: “We are very excited to reach this major milestone in our exciting Space Park Leicester project, which brings us one step closer to seeing the first space scientists, researchers and business minds moving in to this brand-new facility.

“Space Park Leicester will reaffirm our city’s place as a hub for the UK space sector and serves as another example of the University’s commitment to world-changing, ground-breaking research, as we contribute to science not only on our planet, but beyond.

“I would

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