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Locate your business at the Centre of Science.

With a vision to provide the very best purpose-built environment for the leading dynamic business of today and tomorrow, Granta Park is located at the heart of the Cambridge Science Cluster.

Established for over 20 years, Granta Park is an important business estate and is home to many leading companies, including Sosei Heptares, AstraZeneca, Illumina, Gilead, and PPD.

Granta Park offers 120 acres of truly inspirational surroundings, creating a perfect environment for a work-life balance and has a scientific community of over 3,800 people working on the future technologies of the world.

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Embracing a work-life balance.

Wellbeing is now recognised as one of the most significant aspects that will impact on the performance and focus of the people within your business. Granta Park provides an inspirational and positive environment that will allow you to assemble and retain an incredible team.

The Apiary is a 40,000 square foot building specifically designed to promote healthy living and improve the day-to-day life of the Park’s population.

The Apiary provides exceptional facilities including:

  • Restaurant at The Apiary
  • Apiary coffee and juice
  • Fitness & Wellbeing Centre:
  • World-class gym
  • Squash & tennis courts
  • Climbing wall
  • 25m swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spin studio
  • Fitness studios with over 60 classes per week
  • Beauty treatments
  • Physiotherapy

Other park amenities include:

  • Granta Conference Centre
  • Commuter Bus
  • Bee Hives
  • 90 place Montessori Nursery
  • 24-hour security
  • Nature trails
  • ATM
  • Car Share Scheme


THE PORTWAY BUILDING occupies a prominent site at Granta Park and offers quality office and fully fitted, flexible laboratory accommodation. The building will be served by 2 separate main entrances and is connected by generous links including a welcoming reception lobby to offer versatile accommodation arranged across 2 floors.
  • 93,900 sq ft (8,720 sq m) office and laboratory accommodation
  • Access to world class amenity facilities on campus
  • On site cycle shelter and changing facilities
  • Five passenger lifts
  • 250 Car parking spaces
  • Male/Female/Accessible WC provision
  • Flexible floorplate design enabling various zoning configurations
  • Additional storage of approximately 2,800 sq ft available in the basement

Each Block will be served by its own independent air handing unit and fitted out to a high level to provide laboratory, office and ancillary/support accommodation in distinct zones.

Amenities will include:

  • Fully air conditioning throughout
  • Offices finished to open plan ‘Cat A’ specification

Laboratory areas will have mechanical and electrical services installed and will include:

  • Solid floors with vinyl coverings
  • Benches
  • Trespa shelving
  • Sinks (incl. wash hand basins)
  • Ancillary Zone will include a tea point and lab prep area together with rooms suitable for freezers, general storage etc.

The building will be targeting:

  • a WiredScore of GOLD
  • a BREEAM rating of VERY GOOD
  • a WELL building standard of GOLD

Technical Specification.

Fume Cupboards

Blocks A, B, & C have been designed such that 4 No. 1500mm fume cupboards (@0.4m/s face velocity) can be accommodated per floor per block.

Lab gases

Pipework routes from (future) manifolds in external service room and to each tenancy are provided. The completion of these systems will be the Tenants responsibility. 2no. Degreased copper pipework runs for each tenancy are provided from the lab gas bottle stores to the edge of each demise. Manifolds to be the tenants responsibility.

Mechanical engineering services control and management systems

A new Trend based BMS installation has been installed to control and monitor the MEP installations.

Electrical Services Scope of the Works

The electrical services offer the following: -

  • Standby generator installation
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Sub-main cabling
  • MCCB panels
  • Distribution boards
  • Electrical metering
  • Small power installation
  • Power & containment for mechanical services
  • Trunking, tray, conduit, and accessories
  • Miscellaneous cable supports;
  • Final sub-circuit cabling and containment
  • Lighting / emergency lighting and controls
  • External lighting
  • Fire detection and alarm system
  • CCTV system
  • Video intercom
  • Lightning protection systems
  • Data / comms and associated cabling
  • Services for disabled persons
  • Power supplies to mechanical and public health plant
  • Lift installations
  • Photovoltaic installations
  • CCTV system
  • Video intercom
  • Lightning protection systems
  • Data / comms and associated cabling
  • Services for disabled persons
  • Access control system

Generator Systems (Secondary Supply)

A new diesel standby generator set has been installed, tested, and commissioned to provide an alternative back-up supply to serve the building.

Metering & Instrumentation

All Tenant areas separately metered to ensure associated billing can be carried out by the Landlord.


General Lighting Systems

A complete lighting installation and associated controls throughout all areas of the building installed to meet the design and aesthetics requirements for respective areas, and respective design guides/standards criteria.

The average design illumination levels over areas provided is as follows:

Area / Room Type Illuminance levels / Calculation point Entrance Lobby / Circulation Areas / Staircase / WC / Showers / Changing Areas / Comms Room / Plantroom / Lifts 200 Lux / average at the floor level Open Plan & Flexible Offices / Meeting Rooms500 Lux / average at the working plane (750mm AFFL) Laboratories500 Lux / average at the working plane (750mm AFFL)


  • Suite 1847 sq m9,117 sq ft
  • Suite 2978 sq m10,527 sq ft
  • Suite 31,197 sq m12,885 sq ft
  • Suite 4659 sq m7,093 sq ft
Floorplans in .dwg format can be downloaded in the "Download Centre" in the main menu.
  • Suite 5847 sq m9,117 sq ft
  • Suite 6978 sq m10,527 sq ft
  • Suite 71,323 sq m14,241 sq ft
  • Suite 8583 sq m6,275 sq ft
Floorplans in .dwg format can be downloaded in the "Download Centre" in the main menu.


An inspired location in Cambridge.

Granta Park® is ideally positioned within the Cambridge Science Cluster and benefits from excellent access by road and rail due to its South Cambridge location.

Minutes from the M11 motorway, it brings Stansted Airport, London and connections to the North via the A1(M) and the South and West via the M25 within easy reach.

Access to universities, the city centre and mainline stations of Cambridge are just 20 minutes by car. Local road networks make it a trouble-free commute.

Granta Park is served well by public transport, including a frequent public bus and train service from the city centre and surrounding areas.

Granta Park provides a commuter bus to employees that starts at Cambridge train station and picks up at four stops along the way, including Whittlesford Parkway. This service, along with the free carsharing scheme and support towards a cycle-way linking with Cambridge city centre, is all part of Granta Park’s green travel plan.

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Founded in 2004, and a Blackstone portfolio company since 2016, BioMed Realty owns, operates and develops high-quality life science real estate comprising 13.6 million square feet, including 2.6 million square feet of Class A properties in active development to meet the growing demand of the life science industry. BioMed Realty’s portfolio is located in the leading innovation markets throughout the United States and United Kingdom, led by Boston-Cambridge, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, New York and Cambridge U.K.

With over 200 tenants partners, BioMed Realty provides real estate solutions for global enterprises, established biotechnology and innovation companies, leading universities and premier research institutions.

To learn more about BioMed Realty, visit and please follow us on Twitter @biomedrealty.

For more information please contact our appointed agents.

Jamie Renison BSc (Hons) MRICS
International Partner, South East Office Agency

020 7152 5421
077 7805 2594

Michael Jones
Director, Head of Commercial Division

01223 271971
07879 497141

Cushman & Wakefield LLP and Cheffins on its own behalf and for vendors or lessors of this property, whose agent it is, gives notice that: 1. The particulars are produced in good faith, but are a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. 2. No person in the employment of the agent(s) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. 3. The property is offered subject to contract and unless otherwise stated all rents are quoted exclusive of VAT. 4. Nothing in these particulars should be deemed a statement that the property is in good condition, or that any services or facilities are in working order. 5. Unless otherwise stated, no investigations have been made regarding pollution, or potential land, air or water contamination. Interested parties are advised to carry out their own investigations if required. February 2021.