Maidstone Innovation Centre one step nearer completion

Maidstone Innovation Centre celebrated a timely milestone when it marked British Science Week with a topping out ceremony when constructors installed the final skylights in the roof of the building.

The centre is backed by Maidstone Borough Council and situated at the heart of Kent Medical Campus and has now reached its highest point. It is still on track to open in summer 2021 despite the many challenges of the past year.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Maidstone Borough Council staff were unable to be there in person to celebrate when partners Rydon Construction fitted the skylights.

The landmark stage of the build came during British Science Week, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. With the completed project expected to provide around 270 jobs, it’s an exciting development for the STEM industry.

Maidstone Borough Council Leader, Martin Cox, said: “British Science Week is all about celebrating STEM and what better boost to these industries than providing fantastic facilities like this?

“This milestone brings us one step closer to opening the doors of this state-of-the-art building and welcoming even more innovative businesses to the borough. The Maidstone Innovation Centre really will be ‘the place to be’ for health focused companies.”

Mark Mitchener, Managing Director Rydon Construction Ltd said: “This has been an exciting opportunity for us to work alongside Maidstone Borough Council and Campus partners to deliver this high quality scheme which will be of tremendous benefit to the local economy.”

Maidstone Borough Council is reinvesting over £5.2 million in recovered business rates from the Enterprise Zone into the building.

To find out more about the Maidstone Innovation Centre or enquire about leasing office space visit www.maidstoneinnovationcentre.co.uk

Maidstone Innovation Centre one step nearer completion

Maidstone Innovation Centre celebrated a timely milestone when it marked British Science Week with a topping out ceremony when constructors installed the final skylights in the roof of the building.

The centre is backed by Maidstone Borough Council and situated at the heart of Kent Medical Campus and has now reached its highest point. It is still on track to open in summer 2021 despite the many challenges of the past year.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Maidstone Borough Council staff were unable to be there in person to celebrate when partners Rydon Construction fitted the skylights.

The landmark stage of the build came during British Science Week, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. With the completed project expected to provide around 270 jobs, it’s an exciting development for the STEM industry.

Maidstone Borough Council Leader, Martin Cox, said: “British Science Week is all about celebrating STEM and what better boost to these industries than providing fantastic facilities like this?

“This milestone brings us one step closer to opening the doors of this state-of-the-art building and welcoming even more innovative businesses to the borough. The Maidstone Innovation Centre really will be ‘the place to be’ for health focused companies.”

Mark Mitchener, Managing Director Rydon Construction Ltd said: “This has been an exciting opportunity for us to work alongside Maidstone Borough Council and Campus partners to deliver this high quality scheme which will be of tremendous benefit to the local economy.”

Maidstone Borough Council is reinvesting over £5.2 million in recovered business rates from the Enterprise Zone into the building.

To find out more about the Maidstone Innovation Centre or enquire about leasing office space visit www.maidstoneinnovationcentre.co.uk

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