Government lends support to science campus in Cheshire

The government has announced a new public-private joint venture that establishes Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus in Cheshire as one of the world’s principal locations for scientific research, technology development and entrepreneurial collaboration.

Universities and science minister David Willetts confirmed the government’s support for the partnership, which comprises the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Halton Borough Council, the North West Development Agency (NWDA) and Langtree, an investment development company for private sector property.

The 20-year joint venture creates a 50:50 partnership between the public and private sectors and is expected to bring more than 6,000 jobs to the area during its lifetime, attracting further domestic and international investment in scientific research and innovation.