Cranfield University Technology Park has welcomed five new companies this summer, following a spate of lettings to a range of start-up and established businesses totalling nearly 4,700 sq ft.
Springboard – which provides retail sales analysis and automated visitor counting for the UK and international retail sectors – has taken a 1,520 sq ft unit at the Cranfield Innovation Centre (CIC) after moving from its offices in central Milton Keynes.
At the same time start-up photographic equipment developer Hink Pro has taken up 470 sq ft at the CIC ahead of launching its ground-breaking new camera flash technology later in the year, whilst Adelphi Special Risk has taken 290 sq ft and HPA Group a further 1,285 sq ft.
Finally, creative and digital agency So technology has also returned to the CIC in order to accommodate its growing team – as well as the pool table the company has installed in its new 1,100 sq ft office.
The CIC is designed to support high-growth businesses, offering flexible units as well as virtual and hot-desk office facilities.
Val Kidd, Cranfield University Technology Park Manager said:
“We’re seeing increasing demand from start-ups and SMEs for flexible space as the economic climate improves, which is very positive.
“Our partnership with Cranfield University, location and transport links mean we’re well placed for companies looking to access both the Milton Keynes and Bedford markets, at the heart of the technological hub stretching from Oxford to Cambridge.”
Cranfield University Technology Park is home to over 50 science, technology and knowledge based businesses, ranging from start-ups through to internationally renowned brands including Nissan and Trafficmaster.