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Local firm to kick-start huge new global facility in Cambridge

Having been granted Section 6 planning permission in 2018, works on a new 200,000 sq.ft research and development headquarters to host major technology companies is set to get underway on units 1-21 Cambridge Science Park.

Local construction firm Mick George Ltd will shortly commence bulk-earthworks for the project on behalf of principal contractor SDC Builders Ltd.

The construction will be situated on the TusPark area of the site and forms part of a £200million investment by the Chinese Science Park body of Tsinghua University in China.

Positioned on the gateway to the Science Park, the scheme is anticipated to overcome the lack of high-class commercial space needed to support the City’s long term sustainable economic growth, while continuing to attract national and global companies.

The development will play a major role in strengthening the City’s proposition as a leading player in the bi-science sector, bringing together world-class university, research institutes, and creative science and technology organisations, writing a new chapter in the success of the Science Park.

Michael George, Managing Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’We’ve worked in combination with SDC Builders Ltd on numerous occasions, including the Bradfield Centre at Cambridge Science Park, one of the UK’s largest innovation facilities. The fact that both contractors have been recognised to complete similar works for yet another high-profile build at the same site, is testament to the quality previously delivered.