Issue details

Porton Science and Innovation Park - Procurement and Business Support Funding

To provide cabinet with an update on progress in delivering the first phase of the Porton Science and Innovation Park, comprising a Life Sciences Incubator and Grow On Space, and seek Cabinet's approval to: procure an operator for the building in line with the council's business support model; enter into a Funding Agreement with DCLG for ERDF revenue to provide innovation support; and to procure the provision of this innovation support to benefit businesses active in life sciences research and development both at Porton and across the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Contract Value: >£1million annual/£4million including extensions/transfer of >50 employees/commerci;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/06/2016

Decision due: 11 Oct 2016 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Fleur de Rhé-Philipe MBE, Portfolio Holder for Strategic Highways, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, European Structural Investment Fund, and Canals

Lead director: Alistair Cunningham (Chief Executive Officer - Place)

Department: Economic Development and Planning

Contact: Scott Anderson, Programme Specialist Email: Tel: 01722 434689, Richard Walters, Head of Service - Major Projects Email: Tel: 01722 434495.

Consultation process

No formal consultation.


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