We joined forces with the University of Lincoln to build a world-class science and innovation park off Tritton Road in Lincoln.
More than £25 million has already been invested in the regeneration of the site and it’s now home to some of the finest minds and innovative high-tech businesses in the UK.
Offering world class laboratories and research facilities and bringing education and industry together on one site, when completed the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park (LSIP) will be a focal point for innovation and investment in science and technology across the region.
The first phase of its development saw the opening of the Joseph Banks Laboratories which houses the University of Lincoln’s School of Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences and its new School of Chemistry. The centrepiece building welcomed its first students in September 2014 and three Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacists currently teach on the course, which is innovative because it offers the chance to learn patient-facing skills alongside the chemistry of medicines.
It also saw the creation of the Boole Technology Centre, which provides research and development-focused, managed laboratory and office space for science and technology businesses.
Meanwhile, the Think Tank offers work space for start-ups and expanding firms.
Working closely with the School of Pharmacy is a mutually beneficial arrangement; at Lincolnshire Co-op we’ll be providing help, advice and work experience to students and career opportunities to graduates in our pharmacies. In return, the School of Pharmacy will offer continuous professional development for our pharmacists.
A new £1 million pharmaceutical aseptic unit that will make lifesaving chemotherapy, intravenous nutrition and other ready-made injectable medicines will be opening at the Lincoln Science & Innovation Park.
It marks a further development in the ongoing relationship between the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Co-op and the University of Lincoln.
The unit will provide ready-to-administer chemotherapy treatments and other lifesaving injectable medicines such as intravenous nutrition, intravenous antibiotics and cutting-edge medicines for clinical trials. It will now go through a period of testing to ensure the equipment is all working to standard, before it starts to deliver products later in the year.
Lincoln Science & Innovation Park's flexibility and infrastructure has allowed the building of the pharmacy aseptic unit, which involved the creation of clean rooms and the installation of specialist equipment.
Phase Two of the Lincoln and Science Innovation Park’s development is now on the way. It’ll continue the park’s success by creating bespoke space for larger and expanding businesses, from sole and part occupancy to medium and large firms specialising in research, development or innovation.
The buildings will range in size from 500m2 to 2,500m2 over six landscaped acres of the park area, with access to its facilities and services. The land has outline planning consent for 12,000m2 of new development.
LSIP will be the prime engineering, technology and development site in Lincoln in the first half of the 21st century and is keen to engage like-minded businesses at the earliest opportunity.
Property and partnership enquiries should be directed to the LSIP Director, Thomas Blount, at firstname.lastname@example.org