Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage and member of Science and Technology Select Committee, welcomed the Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, to perform a topping-out ceremony as a key milestone in the construction of the new Bioscience Catalyst campus.
Stephen said, "I was proud to welcome the Minister for Science to Stevenage and delighted with the massive government investment that will make our town home to 1,500 world class scientists. The medical research and innovation which will save lives in the future and transform how some conditions are treated will be developed here in Stevenage. This is a great boost for our town and ensures we will remain at the centre of a leading edge high technology economy."
The Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst is the UK’s first open innovation bioscience campus and has already resulted in £38 million of investment, including £20 million from government. It is now entering the final phase of building prior to targeted opening early next year.