Offsite manufacturing specialist, The McAvoy Group, is to deliver a new research and innovation facility at world renowned science hub, Porton Science Park.
Located within the Porton Science Park site, close to the village of Porton, the new two-storey, 3,716m2 building will provide SME research companies, including 'Start ups', with opportunities for collaborative working, utilising a mixture of serviced Labs and offices facilities, conference and meeting rooms with supporting infrastructure.
The new facility will sit adjacent to Porton Down which is home to Public Health England and the Ministry of Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Due to the Science Park's location and land ownership, all construction-related work and security measures, will be carried out in liaison with Porton Defence Science Technology Laboratory.
The building is scheduled to be ready for use in Summer 2022, with the modules being installed early next year. Sustainability will be a key focus, with Wiltshire Council targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Ron Clarke, CEO of The McAvoy Group, said: "We're pleased to have been entrusted to deliver Porton Down's new Innovation Centre, which will play an important role in future research and development.
"It's a high-profile project and we look forward to using MMC to deliver a building that is not just well-designed, but sustainable and agile. Because most of the building will be completed in our dedicated manufacturing facility, the timeframe is dramatically reduced, allowing us to get the new Innovation Centre open and operational as quickly as possible."
In February 2021 The McAvoy Group was boosted by a multi-million pound investment from London-based special situations firm, Blantyre Capital aimed at supporting McAvoy's ambitious expansion programme.