Inverness Campus – where collaboration is key to unlocking the area’s huge potential

December 20th 2016

With a stunning water feature at its heart and pristine communal grounds for researchers, workers, students and the wider community, Inverness Campus is an ambitious multi-agency project which has grown rapidly since its opening in May 2015.

Stimulation of business growth throughout the region is at the heart of this 215-acre development at Beechwood in the east of the city and through its innovative planning it is hoped the mix of, researchers, workers and students will promote the cross-fertilisation of collaboration in these fields.

Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Inverness Campus is set to be a key driver of the economy in the city with the potential to support 1300 jobs on site over the next five years.

With the largest plot being taken by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Inverness College building, phase 1 of the Campus also features 17 fully serviced plots, more than half of which are already sold or under discussion. 2016 has been a busy year with the opening of four new buildings on site, and the arrival of the two new Life Science companies.

A hugely important driver for the economy for generations to come, six of the plots have been designated as part of a Life Science Enterprise Area meaning incentives will be available for businesses in that sector to locate here. Indeed, the site is linked by bridge to Inverness’s Life Sciences district which is home to Raigmore Hospital, LifeScan Scotland and the Centre for Health Science.

What makes Inverness Campus stand out is its long-term approach to linking business, research, education and the wider community of the city, both in the design of the high quality facilities and the supportive and facilitating role taken by HIE to ensure that companies can make the most of the many collaborative opportunities that the Campus presents.

Man made lochans create a stunning focal point for the Campus, while drystone walls around the grounds give a distinctly Highland feel.

With an open-air events space and meeting place on the Island, An t-Eilean, the area’s inclusive and collaborative feel is boosted by the attention to detail in the design and landscaping giving the site a distinctly artistic feel.

The diversity of Inverness Campus signals its collaborative, forward-thinking approach which will play a huge role in cementing the city region as a key driver in the Life Sciences Sector for generations to come.

For more information visit www.invernesscampus.co.uk or for more details in investing in the Campus, contact Project Director Ruaraidh MacNeil on 0300 013 5063 or Ruaraidh.macneil@hient.co.uk.

More details of Inverness Campus’s investment opportunities are available in the Scottish Cities Alliance Pitch Book at www.scottishcities.org/pitchbook

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