Neptune hands over phase two of Liverpool Science Park

Neptune Developments has completed the final part of the Cathedral precinct on Brownlow Hill, a four-storey 38,750 sq ft office facility.

Local construction company Mayfield completed the building, which achieved a BREEAM 'excellent' rating for its environmental credentials, and includes office and laboratory accommodation aimed at university spin-outs and other knowledge-based businesses.

The Science Park's first phase, ic1, is now fully occupied. Neptune said one third of the second phase building is under offer to tenants.

Steve Parry, managing director of Neptune, said: "As the final phase in our partnership with Liverpool Archdiocese this building completes the transformation of sites around the Metropolitan Cathedral Precinct. These developments together with the improvements to the Cathedral and Lutyens Crypt, now provide an environment and destination of outstanding quality and sustainability. The Science Park has already attracted cutting-edge businesses to Liverpool and this new building will help to further boost this growing sector and help the city's economy."

ic2 was designed by Liverpool-based architectural practice Falconer Chester Hall and was designed to complement Liverpool Science Park's ic1 facility, the JMU Design Academy and the Cathedral.

The Liverpool Science Park is a joint venture between Liverpool Archdiocese, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool and is part-financed by the European Union under Merseyside's Objective One ERDF programme, Government Office for the North West and the North West Development Agency.

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