Today, progressive urban areas often feature well-designed business parks and science campuses which drive technological and economic development. The philosophy behind science park design is ‘brains, not bricks’. The aim is to generate a community environment that encourages creativity, interaction and innovation; a direction that is important in both the initial planning and ongoing park management.
Developing science campuses and technology parks is therefore even more complex than the creation of a standard business park.
The planning phase should address the following factors. To embed the park in the regional context in order to promote economic development; to have a clear choice of target group; to have strong management and a distinct identity; to offer a very broad package of services; to have excellent transport infrastructure to bring people to and from work, and to incorporate inspiring landscaping and architecture.
These factors all contribute to creating an appealing working environment that is essential to attract and retain the most talented corporations and employees.
We have extensive experience in the planning, design and management of business and science parks. This knowledge proves invaluable in assisting our clients to create and maintain inspiring and functional, state-of-the-art working environments.
Associate Director Urban Development