Core Technology Facility

The Core Technology Facility provides state-of-the-art "grow-on" and incubation space for biotechnology and hi-tech start-ups or SMEs, to complement the existing successful Manchester Incubator Building. Its aim is to increase the number of fast growing biotechnology, hi-tech and low carbon companies in the Northwest region.

The four-storey CTF complements the existing incubator facility by providing additional turnkey laboratory modules, flexi-lab areas for “grow-on”, meeting rooms and conferencing facilities.

The specification of the CTF building is as follows:

  • 173,000 ft sq (16,060 m sq) bioscience incubator facilities and related infrastructure
  • 4 modular laboratories each 2,153 ft sq (200 m sq), comprising fitted out write-up and wet-lab areas, equipped for functioning at ACGM Containment Level 2 with the capability of conversion to Level 3. 
  • 4 “flexi-lab” areas each with 5,380 ft sq (500 m sq) of grow-on space (either wet-lab, office or a combination of both)
  • Bioinformatics area for companies specialising in bioinformatics, medical informatics and all forms of software/computing development and commercialisation
  • Located in the vibrant Manchester Corridor
  • Site facilities appropriate for a fully functional biotech operational facility, including shared secondary support equipment, emergency generator and IT support including broadband access.
  • Reception and street area
  • Office areas for SMEs and start-ups
  • Staff and visitor parking
  • Full 24h security cover on site including control door access and swipe card, constant external patrols by qualified  and CCTV site coverage.
  • Meeting Rooms - a suite of rooms capable of holding 8, 20 or 50 people
  • Conferencing facilities available for booking by tenants or external users.
  • Access to video conferencing

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