Karm Research Group – first new tenants at Liverpool Science Park’s £8m third building

Karm Research Group are pleased to announce that we have completed the move from our  existing premises at the Liverpool science park into a new 1,000 sq ft of new laboratory space and offices as the first new tenants at Liverpool Science Park’s £8m third building.

The third building, which officially opened this week, was designed by Ryder Architecture and built speculatively in response to growing demand for purpose-built office and commercial laboratory space in Liverpool city centre to accommodate the city’s knowledge-based businesses.

Hybrid Cylinders parent, Karm Research Group is developing a number of products in the chemistry sector including an antimicrobial product for the healthcare industry and the revolutionary new type of gravure printing cylinder, namely, the ‘hybrid printing cylinder’.

To date, Karm has secured around £500,000 in funding from the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board and private investors to commercialise the products ahead of their expected launch later this year.

Mark Jones, technical director at Karm said: “The new labs offer the perfect base for us to develop our products and crucially, being based at the Liverpool Science Park has given us access to the universities and funding routes.

“It’s an exciting time for us as we develop our printing product technologies and we’re in discussions with a number of large global players from Europe, Brazil and the USA.”

Ryder Architecture, the architect behind the high specification new wing, is making the move to the third floor of the new building overlooking the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, next door to Karm as the joint, first new tenants to the new building.

Chris Musson, chief executive of Liverpool Science Park said: “We’re delighted to see our first two new tenants [Karm & Ryder] sign up to move into the building before it has even opened. This shows that there is real demand for this kind of accommodation for up-and-coming knowledge-intensive businesses in the North West and we hope to sign up more companies very soon.

“Completion of this development marks the next phase in Liverpool’s plans to strengthen the community of like-minded science and technology businesses based in the city’s knowledge quarter.

“The new facilities will help Liverpool to compete as a centre for commercial technological innovation both regionally and nationally.”


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