To help drive the expansion, joint developers Liberty Property Trust in the US and Countryside in the UK have struck a new collaboration with Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) to promote and manage the extended campus.
Construction is already underway on a new strategic R & D centre and global corporate HQ for AstraZeneca and a new Papworth Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility for patients requiring heart and lung treatment.
Bidwells, Savills and Creative Places are marketing the campus.
Andrew Blevins managing director of Pennsylvania-headquartered Liberty Property Trust said: “It’s important for people to know that we are open for business to companies wishing to benefit from locating at CBC.
“CUHP is well placed to talk to potential occupiers about the collaboration and networking opportunities that already exist at CBC.”
Andrew Carrington, managing director of Countryside, added: “As we enter the next phase of the campus’ expansion we remain focused on raising awareness of the opportunities available to work alongside world-class healthcare companies in what is rapidly becoming a global centre of excellence.
“We have agreed an initial short-term collaborative approach with CUHP to continue the promotion of the campus and kick-start the expansion, allowing time for a more comprehensive promotional strategy to be developed and implemented.”
Cambridge Biomedical Campus is home to a unique combination of world-class biomedical research, patient care and education on a single site.
These include Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie), The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, a host of Medical Research Council facilities such as the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, MRC Cancer Unit, MRC Epidemiology Unit, MRC Biostatistics Unit and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology – home to multiple Nobel prize winners – Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and GlaxoSmithKline’s clinical unit.
Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, executive director at CUHP, said: “We believe Cambridge is the capital of the UK’s life science and is one of the key cities ready to lead the country’s future economic success.
“The list of companies and organisations based in and around the city shows this is no idle boast. We will ensure the campus continues to deliver new jobs, investment and opportunities to Cambridge and the East of England.”
Business Weekly understands that after six years masterminding the successful global promotion of the embryonic campus Jeanette Walker has accepted an offer from landlord Trinity to become director of Cambridge Science Park.