St John’s College, owners of St Johns Innovation Park, has appointed Turnstone Estates as development manager to assist delivery of the Maurice Wilkes Building, a new office / R & D building located at the southern gateway to the park. Savills and Carter Jonas are the appointed letting agents on the scheme.
Following a successful planning application for a new 37,000 sq ft (3,437 sq m) office building, a further application has been submitted to enhance the proposal for the site. Subject to achieving consent, the Maurice Wilkes Building will provide a significant headquarters opportunity, offering 63,000 sq ft (5,852 sq m) of premium Grade A office and R & D space. Designed with flexibility in mind, the building also has the potential to be sub-divided and multi-occupied.
Situated in the centre of the north Cambridge research and development cluster, the Innovation Park is currently home to a number of high profile tech occupiers including Samsung, Telstra and Qualcom, as well as the world renowned St Johns Innovation Centre.
Rob Sadler, head of office at Savills Cambridge, comments: “The Innovation Park and indeed the Northern cluster continues to attract international companies from start-ups to global corporate occupiers. Upon completion, the Maurice Wilkes Building will provide the much needed extra space that will enable the park to carry on growing and attracting new business to Cambridge.”
Chris Goldsmith from Turnstone Estates, adds: “We are delighted to be appointed by St John’s to deliver this landmark building. This adds to a collection of joint ventures with landowners spanning many years where we successfully deliver and develop high quality outcomes for our partners”