Alliance Boots to set up health and wellness business incubator in Nottingham
30 May 2013
Alliance Boots is partnering with BioCity to establish a new business incubator focused on health and wellness called MediCity in the Beeston area of Nottingham.
MediCity will be a subsidiary of Nottingham-based business incubator BioCity. It will provide innovative start-up and growing businesses in the health and wellness sector with fully serviced office and laboratory space based within the Nottingham Enterprise Zone on the Alliance Boots site in Beeston.
Businesses housed at MediCity will benefit from BioCity’s experience of successfully growing businesses in specialised incubator environments and Alliance Boots expertise in the global healthcare sector, including access to innovation and product development knowledge, as well as supply chain expertise. As well as existing buildings suitable for redevelopment, the site also includes around 100 acres (40 hectares) of brownfield land suitable for development.
Alex Gourlay, Chief Executive, Health & Beauty Division, Alliance Boots, said: “We warmly welcome MediCity onto our site. Alliance Boots and BioCity’s complementary expertise will attract businesses to MediCity and further enhance our existing world-class innovation hub in Nottingham. Today’s news illustrates our progress in developing the site, as well as our continued commitment to Nottingham and the wider UK economy.”
The Nottingham Enterprise Zone is comprised of part of the
Alliance Boots site in Beeston and three other smaller sites — the
Beeston Business Park, the Nottingham Science Park and the MediPark
site (at Queens Medical Centre) which together make up 286 acres