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Alderley Park [2022]


Impact for scaleups


Resident companies




Scaling support sessions in 2022 [988 in total to date]


Businesses raise 2.5 times more investment than equivalent firms


commitment to the Greater Manchester Cheshire Life Science Fund by Praetura

Key sectors

Life Sciences & Biotech

Bruntwood SciTech’s Alderley Park provides over 1m sq ft of state-of-the-art office and lab space to businesses in the life sciences and tech sector as well as support for companies from start-up to scaleup. There are now over 250 companies on site including national institutions such as Cancer Research UK and the Medicines Discovery Catapult.

As part of the Park’s £247m development plan, 2022 saw £20m investment into 86,000 sq ft of new biology and chemistry labs providing additional space for scaling companies. All resident companies have access to Alderley Park’s flexible infrastructure and scientific services, giving them the facilities they need to fulfil their growth potential, including dedicated vivarium space and access to highly specialised suites from surgery to level 2 containment and bio-imaging. Coworking laboratories provide access to specialised equipment operated by an experienced laboratory management team on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The campus’ accelerator offers commercial workshops, bespoke one-to-one engagement and access to specialist expertise for scaleup entrepreneurs and leaders. Workshops include a focus on scaling challenges, leadership skills and development along with access to finance and international markets. In 2022, it provided more than 400 scaling support sessions to resident companies. 

To support the ongoing growth of the companies onsite, in 2022, Alderley Park welcomed an Entrepreneur in Residence as part of its business support team, offering monthly one-to-one clinics to companies looking to scale and attract investment. Looking ahead, the Park will launch a new programme of specialist mentor support in 2023.

In addition, Bruntwood SciTech committed £5m to the Greater Manchester Cheshire Life Science Fund by Praetura, launched in May 2022, underlining its commitment to supporting scaling companies both Alderley Park and across the wider region.

Alderley Park [2022] website