Tamar Science Park

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Coordinates: 50°25′03″N 4°06′32″W / 50.41750°N 4.10889°W / 50.41750; -4.10889 Plymouth Science Park is a science and technology park located in Plymouth, in southern England.

The park was incorporated in 1995, with two principal stakeholders and founding partners – Plymouth City Council and the University of Plymouth. The science park is situated in to the north of Plymouth at Derriford, 7km from the city centre. The site is on 30 acres 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) of occupiable space, with 6.2 acres still to be developed.


  • 1996 – Hyperbaric Centre
  • 1998 – Phase 1
  • 2001 – Phase 2
  • 2004 – Phase 3
  • 2006 – Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry
  • 2008 – Phase 4 (stage 1)
  • 2010 – Phase 6, Dental School commenced build

Clients are 80 resident businesses, including University of Plymouth spin-outs. The clients have 800 employees and £65m combined turnover.


  • Business mentoring, diagnostic and action planning
  • Business support workshops
  • Flexible working space
  • A data centre
  • Conferencing facilities, including video conferencing
  • On-site bistro and Launch Pad pre-incubation facility
  • Break out areas for formal and informal networking
  • Links with schools, FE and HE institutions in Plymouth
  • The Baylis Conference Centre
  • The Drake Conference facility
  • ParkCentral Bistro

Local and regional links[edit]

  • £36m GVA contributed to local and regional economy (1998 – 2008)
  • Features in Plymouth City Council’s Local Economic Strategy

• Founder member and previous chair of South West Science Park and Incubator Managers’ Forum

  • Management contracts in Devon and Cornwall with Torbay and Pool Innovation Centres
  • Plymouth Commercial Sites and Property Group chaired by TSP
  • Links with Local Plymouth Strategic Partnership

National links[edit]

  • TSP increasingly benchmarked against by national science parks
  • TSP chairs the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) ICT Practitioners’ Forum
  • TSP formerly held chair and director positions with UKSPA
  • Member of UK Business Incubation and winner of the 2007 UKSPA peer award for Excellence in Technology Transfer and Partnership Working

International links[edit]

  • Links with and a partner in international knowledge transfer initiatives such as CHAIN (Channel Innovation Network)
  • Relationships with overseas science park community

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