Life Science building at dusk

Prologis UK, a leading property owner, developer and investor, announces full occupancy at 1000 Discovery Drive, located at Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), having let the five storey, state-of-the-art building to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHT) and a market-leading European biotech company.

This milestone is the result of the growing demand for laboratory and office space from start-ups to leading international companies, which is the catalyst for such speculative builds as 1000 Discovery Drive. The building achieved practical completion at the end of 2023 and following a period of bespoke fit-out for each customer, Prologis UK anticipates 1000 Discovery Drive to be fully occupied during 2024.  

Cambridge University Hospitals secured a lease for 23,000 sq. ft. where it will house an ultra-modern histopathology unit which will provide diagnostic pathology services supporting clinical trials and biotechnological research. The remaining 80,000 sq. ft. has been let to a market-leading European biotech company in order to carry out cutting edge R&D. 

Leading the way in life sciences in the UK, CBC provides a rare opportunity for collaboration between academia, clinicians and life science industry leaders. 1000 Discovery Drive will provide the support required to advance this eco-system at CBC, which will be further enhanced by development plans for an additional 300,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and office space.

Andrew Blevins, Head of Life Sciences at Prologis UK, said: The government’s public support for life sciences and CBC during the Spring Budget, and now the full leasing of 1000 Discovery Drive emphasises the incredible value of the life sciences ecosystem at CBC, with clinicians and industry working side-by-side. Demand for lab space is growing, and through further development at CBC we can continue to support the sector, providing the state-of-the-art facilities for future pioneering research and medical development. Ongoing commitment from government is crucial to securing on-going private sector investment and cutting a path to enable fast tracking land for continued expansion.”

1000 Discovery Drive embodies Prologis UK’s ESG credentials with a BREEAM “Excellent” rating and a solar array with a generating capacity of 970 kWp, as well as incorporating its PARKlife offering with curated landscaped communal areas to encourage collaboration.

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