Pioneer Group to deliver new Cardiff lab space

Pioneer Group has secured planning permission to deliver 54,500 square feet of purpose-built lab space at the company’s Cardiff Edge Science Park development.

The space — just five miles north of Cardiff City Centre — is being delivered as part of a new two-storey building which will be available to let in its entirety or split across several units.

Plans to deliver 10,000 square feet of amenity space have also been approved by Cardiff City Council, which will provide occupiers with access to facilities such as a restaurant, café and flexible meeting and workspaces.

Cardiff Edge Science Park was acquired by Pionner Group in April 2021 and the 30-acre site comprises 180,000 sq ft of high-quality life sciences, R&D and office space across seven buildings.

Major occupiers are based at the campus — including Cytiva, Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board and DEFRA — which has the potential to deliver a further 300,000 sq ft of new lab, office, incubator and GMP space.

The life sciences industry contributes over £2bn to the Welsh economy each year, while also supporting 12,000 jobs across 260 companies, ranging from SME's and start-ups to large blue-chip companies.

Simon Hoad, director at Pioneer Group, commented: “Our expansion plans at Cardiff Edge will ensure crucial capacity for the growth and development of various exciting fields of healthcare, such as genomics and diagnostics.

“State-of-the-art designs will introduce flexible layouts that will harness the power of collaboration to drive first-rate research and knowledge outcomes.”

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