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Reading Uni signs major cancer centre for 800,000 sq ft science park

By Paul Norman - Monday, December 12, 2016 14:42

The University of Reading has secured Proton Partners International for a major cancer treatment centre at its proposed 800,000 sq ft Thames Valley Science Park at the 47-acre Shinfield site to the south of Reading.

Proton Partners will invest £30m in the circa 30,000 sq ft centre which will offer proton beam therapy among other conventional cancer therapies.

The Reading centre will be the third to be built in the UK by Proton Partners. Two other Proton Partners centres are under construction – the first of which will be in Newport, Wales, and the second will be in Bomarsund, Northumberland.

It was granted consent by Wokingham Borough Council on

Phase 1 The Gateway comprising 50,000 sq.ft of laboratory and associated office space is under construction and is already almost pre-leased. The second building of 30,000 sq.ft is the Proton centre.

The Thames Valley Science Park is part of The University of Reading’s plans to build a science park which aims to create up to 5,000 jobs and provide 800,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space.

Haslams and Savills are joint agents on Thames Valley Science Park.

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