We are proud of our position; leading the way in the development of science, research and innovation locations. With this comes a commitment from our team, to share our thoughts and opinions on the topics that are impacting these economically, politically and socially important spaces.
We’ll shortly have the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard emerging for wet laboratories – the first time that we’ll see an approach to sustainability in the built environment specifically covering the Life Sciences sector. Jonathan Burroughs takes a closer look at what this welcome guidance might mean for the industry.
The market for commercial laboratory space in the UK has come a long way in recent years, buoyed by unprecedented levels of occupier demand and investor interest. Creative Places managing partner John Sommerville has worked in the life sciences real estate sector for over 25 years. He takes a look at what has changed and provides insight as to how the sector will fare in the future.
Creative Places is delighted to announce the appointment of Liam Nicholls to the position of CEO. Liam takes over from Jonathan Burroughs, who will remain fully involved in the business, focusing on client work.
Cambridge’s next available Fitted Laboratory Accommodation to be delivered to the market – Q1 2023.
Creative Places is delighted to welcome Seb Denby as Associate - an experienced Chartered Commercial Surveyor.
In the latest edition of Breakthrough, the magazine of the UK Science Park Association, Jonathan gave his views on the strength of the UK Life Sciences real estate sector, on the importance of sustainability in development and innovation districts.
Creative Places CEO Jonathan Burroughs gives his thoughts on innovation and R&D in the time of COVID-19, reviewing outputs from a recent business sentiment survey in the healthcare R&D sector and looking at what we are seeing in terms of occupier and investor demand for real estate serving the R&D sector.
Property Investors are telling us that they will still invest if deals can be agreed and valuers can underwrite the figures.
Specialist R&D real estate investor has acquired Sycamore House from GSK to develop accommodation for commercial R&D businesses.
We work with a range of clients delivering real estate to serve R&D intensive businesses. Our clients and us are really interested in hearing from such businesses to find out what they need to be ever more productive. We are therefore carrying out this survey to inform better place making.
We are delighted to have been accepted by the London Knowledge Quarter (KQ) to be a partner organisation.
Creative Places client Kadans Science Partners has made its first acquisition in the UK R&D real estate market, acquiring the long leasehold interest in Building 900 at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge.
Creative Places, in conjunction with Bidwells, has commissioned YouGov to survey the R&D heads of 50 large corporates to ask what they look for when make real estate decisions.
Concluding his series on creativity, Jonathan Burroughs looks at how creativity can be used to deliver real estate that enhances innovation.
In his second blog on the subject of creativity, Jonathan Burroughs looks at how we bring creativity to a place.
In the first of a series of three blogs, Creative Places CEO Jonathan Burroughs looks at what we mean by creativity and how it might be defined.
Leading Life Sciences sector specialist joins award winning R&D property advisors, Creative Places. Nykki Rogers joins the team to support the innovation and commercialisation agenda of university, science park and biomedical campus clients.
Creative Places has been recognised by the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) for its work over a number of years in helping make Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) one of the leading locations for Biomedical R&D in Europe.
Laboratories and the flexible working paradigm - musings on how flexible working has affected laboratory users.
Creative Places named Estates Gazette Specialist Advisor of the Year.
There is clearly a lot for many of us to reflect on after the referendum result of 23 June 2016. The decision, whether you agree with it or not, for the UK to leave the EU has been taken and this has raised key questions for our clients and the sectors in which we are involved.
On the 23rd of June the UK voted to leave the EU. This blog looks at the possible impact Brexit will have on our sector.
As a relative newcomer to Creative Places, I might be forgiven for making the odd terminology slip up. Anyone entering a new role will be hit by a barrage of terminology, acronyms and seemingly incomprehensible collection of information.
Creative Places have undertaken a demand study for London on behalf of MedCity, funded by the London Enterprise Panel.
The summer period yielded up Professor Dame Anne Dowling's Review of Business and University Research Collaborations here in the UK. This is a piece of work commissioned by Government to enable it, and other stakeholders in this space, to understand how we can better support productive interaction…
Data analysis by Professor Robert Tijssen, Chair of Science and Innovation Studies at Leiden University, has been focusing on research conducted by the world’s top ranked universities since 2000.
According to the Government’s Life Science Competitiveness Indicators Report uptake of innovative products launched between 2007 and 2012 was slower in Britain than in 16 other industrialised countries and it wants to act.
Open innovation as an approach to businesses developing products and services initially started to gain traction across industry in the early 2000s.
Imperial College, Oxford University and Cambridge University retained their positions in the top ten global universities in the Times Higher Education rankings, published in May.
Global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca completed the acquisition of its site at Cambridge Biomedical Campus following grant of detailed planning permission for the first phase of its 80,000 sq. m. HQ and research facility.