Exeter Science Park set to open up community green space

A proposed new business and innovation centre on 24ha of agricultural land in East Devon will open green space to surrounding communities.

Exeter Science Park, masterplanned by LDA Design, has re-ceived outline planning permission from East Devon District Council.

The project is part of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point and will provide around 200,000sq m of space for knowledge, science, engineering and medicine-related enterprise.

LDA Design partner Frazer Ozment said: "This is a major planning consent for East Devon and we're delighted with the result, especially as we were involved with both the design and planning elements of the project.

"As a science park this marks a new approach in workplace design with the built form and landscape coming together to create scientific communities for the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

"This approach also opens green spaces to surrounding communities, so Exeter Science Park will have a life outside of working hours."

Work to clear the site will begin next year, with the first buildings underway in 2011.

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