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MIPIM Investment Prospectus

THORNTON SCIENCE PARK

THORNTON SCIENCE PARK BRINGING INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA TOGETHER: BUSINESSES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR THRIVING COMMUNITY OF COMPANIES, DRAWING ON ACTIVE SUPPORT AND COLLABORATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER’S FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING LOCATED ON SITE. Enterprise Zone status at Thornton offers innovative and growing businesses in the energy, environmental, automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors the possibility to build a cost-effective corporate headquarters on site, including all functions such as research and development, and manufacturing capabilities; or to move into an existing office and fully equipped laboratory or workshop space. The adjacent Protos development by Peel Environmental is a strategic hub for energy production, innovation and industry. It offers opportunities to embed research and development and pilot activities in the innovative and collaborative environment at Thornton, whilst planning grow-on and larger scale production and energy facilities at Protos. Ambitious large scale projects such as the Energy Centre at Thornton, offer companies unrivalled possibilities to innovate, interact with clients and supply chain partners, and to use a state-of the- art building for energy technology development and testing. Business support Along with dedicated business support functions, the unique benefits to companies based at the Thornton include: • Opportunity to forge close collaborative research and development relationships with academic experts • Access to students on placements for short-term projects • Ability to recruit undergraduate talent emerging from the University’s Science and Engineering courses. Location Located in the North West of England with excellent motorway access to M56 and M53. Cities Chester, Liverpool and Manchester are all within easy reach, allowing businesses located here the opportunity to draw upon a large local workforce. www.chester.ac.uk/thornton-science-park For any enquiries about Thornton Science Park, please contact: Commercial Operations, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Pool Lane, Ince, Cheshire CH2 4NU Tel: 01244 567 500 • Email: businessgrowth@chester.ac.uk Twitter: @ThorntonSciPark • Linked In: www.linkedin.com/company/thornton-science-park-uoc/ 20

CHESHIRE WEST CHESTER NORTHGATE – HISTORY IN THE MAKING The historic city of Chester has been a centre for commerce since the Romans first arrived in 79AD, their passion for culture and entertainment is evident in the city which today attracts eight million visitors a year. Chester Northgate is a £300 million investment project anchored by a 100,000 square foot House of Fraser department store and a six-screen Picturehouse cinema. It will provide 50 new shops and major stores, around 15 new cafés and restaurants, a 4-star Crowne Plaza hotel with 167-bedrooms and conference centre, a new food hall and market, and up to 120 homes. Chester Northgate will deliver a sustainable retail and leisure offer enhancing Chester’s existing shopping and recreation opportunities such as the two-tier 13th century Rows, department store, high street shops, independent and specialist retailers. Planning approval was granted in September 2016 for the 5.8 hectare site in the heart of the city. To invest in Chester’s future history, contact either Rivington Land or BNP Paribas – respectively Cheshire West and Chester Council’s development managers and investment advisors. Four restaurants have already secured their space in the first phase of Chester Northgate. Major UK restaurant brand, Cosy Club, will create a quirky 180-cover restaurant. Leading Spanish chef, Omar Allibhoy, will also be bringing his ‘Tapas Revolution’ restaurant to the development. Phase 1 is targeted for completion by the end of 2019, while Phase 2 is expected to be finished in 2022. 21