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    North West Regional Science Park

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  • Client Northern Ireland Science Park
  • Location Derry/Londonderry
  • Duration 52 weeks
  • Completion August 2014
  • Value £6.6m

North West Regional Science Park

The North West Regional Science Park (NWRSP) provides 50,000 square feet over 4 floors of flexible workspace on the banks of the Foyle, on the site of the former army barracks at Fort George.

The new purpose built facilities anchor the work of the Science Park across the North and West of Ireland and cement the cross-border partnership with Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the University of Ulster Magee Campus, Derry.

The NWRSP has its own data centre and will house, among others, specialists in software, telecoms, digital media, health and bioscience, clean tech and television production. The high-tech, super-connected premises provide flexibility for start-ups and companies of any size, ranging from a single ‘hot desk’ to large-scale workspace, as well as meeting spaces, a café, on-site parking and secure cloud data storage.

The NWRSP was officially opened on Tuesday 16th September 2014 by the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland and is set to be the hub for developing future innovation and technology businesses in the North West.

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Project Design

Concept Architect: McAdam Design Ltd. Architect: McAdam Design Ltd. Services Engineer: JCP Consulting Ltd Structural Engineer: McAdam Design Ltd.

Key Features

  • 50,000 sq ft
  • A new 4 storey building completed on a brownfield site
  • Construction of high quality office accommodation, communal areas and general support space for a variety of end users
  • Specialist Mechanical, Electrical and lift installations
  • Services consisted of air conditioning to all areas to provide space heating and cooling. The systems were designed and installed to operate on one system or multiple separate systems
  • Construction within a city centre location with heavy traffic flow within tight site boundaries required careful planning adhering to a stringent traffic and pedestrian management.
  • External works involved the construction of a new car park with associated drainage works


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"The new science park is about much more than just bricks and mortar and office space. It’s about the people, the exchange of ideas, the sharing of experience and advice and the connections.”

Dick MillikenChairman of the Northern Ireland Science Park