A new tech hub focused on data and artificial intelligence businesses has opened at Alderley Park in Cheshire.

Glasshouse is aimed at digital and tech businesses looking to work closely and collaboratively with some of the UK’s leading life science start-ups and scale-ups already located at the Park’s Mereside campus.

The 150,000 sq ft building offers collaborative workspace for companies working in areas such as Big Data, analytics and AI, which are playing an increasingly key role in drug discovery.

Glasshouse’s central atrium provides co-working, networking and meeting spaces. A range of other space options and flexible layouts are also available in the building.

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The facility is surrounded by a number of scenic walking, running and cycling routes and offers up to 100Gb connectivity.

Dr Kath Mackay, managing director of Alderley Park, said: “Historically renowned as being home to one of the UK’s pre-eminent life science campuses, the arrival of Glasshouse signifies Alderley Park as a leading destination for innovative tech businesses too.

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“Glasshouse offers everything from coworking to small and larger offices, making it ideal for entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as fast-growing and larger businesses.

“The convergence of digital technologies with drug discovery is one of the most radical trends in life science of recent years. This unique approach to locating life science and tech businesses in close proximity will help to drive the collaboration needed to inspire the developments and discoveries of the future.”

Alderley Park was acquired by Bruntwood in 2014 and is currently undergoing a £247m investment.