Work on a £2m refurbishment of the Wilton Centre on Teesside has completed.
As well as the creation of new facilities, the Wilton Centre is under new ownership following the £120m merger between its former owner Trinity IM and BioCity Group.
The deal has created a new company – We Are Pioneer Group (WAPG) – which has nine science parks, comprising 2.6 million sq ft and home to more than 600 hundred businesses.
Toby Reid, WAPG’s executive director, joined Tees Valley business leaders, Wilton Centre management, staff and occupiers as the new entrance, reception, restaurant and café were opened at the site near Redcar.
“The focus for the science industry has been London-centric for far too long. Innovation happens around the UK. Through an integrated approach of investment, venture development and real-estate, WAPG creates an ecosystem in which pioneering businesses can scale and grow.
“From the Wilton Centre, we will build meaningful links to the academics, governments, councils, researchers, and pharmaceutical firms that are critical for success.”