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News - 31/10/2014

Met Office supercomputer to open up weather and climate opportunities for Exeter Science Park

Exeter Science Park has announced the launch of a new cluster focused around climate change and sustainable futures - which will be known as the Global Environmental Futures (GEF) campus - following the exciting news that the Met Office will be housing part of its next generation supercomputer at the park.

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“The new cluster will be located adjacent to the Redhayes “blue bridge” and just north of the M5 - A30 intersection. It will act as a focus for the region’s knowledge and research expertise in this field, and should attract entrepreneurs both nationally and internationally,” said Gerry Shattock, general manager of Exeter Science Park.
Peter Musgrove, director of office agency at Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) in Bristol and the South West, said: “The Exeter Science Park masterplan was designed with a series of clusters, with the view that these may specialise in specific industry sectors, depending on demand.
“The Global Environmental Futures campus will be the first to do so. However, on the back of strong interest, we are also in conversations about other potential clusters such as Food Security which would perfectly complement the Climate cluster with the trend towards precision farming.”
The Met Office’s HPC and Climate Cluster will join the growing science community at the park and follows on from the relocation of blur Group to the park in December 2013 and the building of new Science Park Centre due to open in Spring 2015. This will provide flexible workspace and in-depth support for open innovation and collaborations between researchers and private sector partners, across a wide range of science and technology disciplines.
Exeter Science Park is recognised as the place for science and technology occupiers to locate and grow, acting as a hub for the amazing range of research, development and collaboration which is being undertaken across the region. For more information please visit and contact one of the team.
The Science Park Centre is backed by funds from the Heart of the South West LEP’s Growing Places Fund and BIS’s Regional Growth Fund together with equity from the company’s shareholders, Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council and the University of Exeter. 
Any company interested in finding out more about the grow-on spaces should contact Peter Barrett at LSH via email:

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