Search for Thornton Science Park Development Partner Launched

The University of Chester has today launched the search for a development partner to engage in a multi-million pound Thornton Science Park opportunity that will see the Park grow further as an international centre for energy technology and innovation.

Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the 25-hectare (61.5 acre) site is part of the Cheshire Science Corridor and benefits from Enterprise Zone status.  It is recognised as an international centre of industry and academic expertise, already home to 37 businesses, collectively employing more than 400 people.

From the point at which Shell transferred Thornton Science Park in 2014, the University’s intention has been to draw external financial interest, to enable it to reach its full potential.

The University of Chester, with the support of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, has now initiated the search for a new development partner to invest in this strategically important site and help build Cheshire and Warrington’s credentials further as one of the nation’s most energetic areas of industrial innovation.

Red more from www1.chester.ac.uk here.