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Swindon Science Park plans submitted

Turley has submitted a planning application for up to 82,188 sqm of science park facilities in Swindon on behalf of the Wasdell Group.

Swindon Science Park will deliver cutting edge facilities for R&D and high-tech manufacturing, as well as meeting Wasdell Group’s own requirements to meet existing needs and allow for projected growth.

Peter Lawson, head of planning for the south east at Turley, said: “This facility will provide a major lift for Swindon and the surrounding area, providing jobs and boosting the local supply chain. We are thrilled to play our part in helping to deliver fantastic new opportunities for the local economy and people.”   

The proposed site for the Science Park is at Inlands Farm, Wanborough, just north of junction 15 of the M4. It will comprise low-density green spaces separated by footpaths, cycle ways and water features. Only 14% of the park will be built area, with 86% of the site given over to green sustainable landscaping.

It is proposed that the first element of the Wasdell facility will become operational in 2021, with the remainder of Swindon Science Park becoming operational over the subsequent four years.

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