NETPark Explorer - High quality combined office and laboratory space

NETPark Explorer is a £7.6m development at NETPark, recognised as one of the world’s leading science and technology parks.

This exciting new development will consist of two brand new buildings offering laboratory, clean room and office space, with units ranging from 3,550 sq ft to 5,000 sq ft, for world-class science and technology companies, either graduating from the NETPark Incubator or looking to locate in this prestigious science park.

Interserve Construction Company Ltd commenced building work in February 2017, and since then work has continued throughout the year and with an anticipated completion date of February 2018. The North East LEP has provided £3.2m from the Local Growth Fund towards the total cost of constructing NETPark Explorer. In June of this year we commissioned a drone to take footage of the site to demonstrate how the build has progressed so far.

Take a tour of the NETPark Explorer buildings to get an idea of what you can expect if you take up space in these fantastic new facilities.

Contact us to talk about becoming a tenant at NETPark Explorer

The new Explorer buildings are located in a central position on the NETPark site next to the UK’s National Centre for Printable Electronics, managed by CPI.

Space available for lease

    • Four units available at 3,550 sq ft each
    • Two units at 5,000 sq ft

We are currently seeking expressions of interest in the new buildings from science, technology and engineering companies who would like to find out more about how NETPark can help their business take that next vital step.

Working here you will be part of a highly successful and globally recognised science and technology community. NETPark provides a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of ambitious, innovative, high tech companies into global markets.

Companies like IBEX Innovations, just one of NETPark’s success stories. The firm, which develops advanced x-ray detectors with high resolution capabilities and fast capture times, started as a virtual tenant at NETPark.

Ibex Innovations Testimonial

Today, it occupies almost 2,000 sq ft at the NETPark Discovery Centre and is continuing to grow, just as NETPark continues to grow.

NETPark Explorer Floor Plans

Download The NETPark Explorer brochure

About NETPark

NETPark is uniquely placed to offer a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate growth into global markets. It brings a like-minded community together in an exceptional environment, with links to a readymade manufacturing supply chain and a talented workforce.

Durham University is on site, providing easy access to a world Top 100 university while CPI, a technology innovation centre, has world-class assets including four national centres: Printable Electronics, Healthcare Photonics, Graphene Applications, and Formulation. And NETPark is the only science park in the UK to have two Catapult centres: High Value Manufacturing (managed by CPI) and Satellite Applications, directly managed by Business Durham.

By 2025, NETPark will be the global hub for companies integrating materials into innovative products which transform our lives – join us in this journey.


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Case Study

Ibex Innovations develops and brings to market advanced technology, currently working on the development of advanced x-ray detectors with high resolution imaging capabilities and fast capture times.

Starting its partnership with NETPark as a virtual tenant and then taking office space in the Incubator, the company now occupies office and lab space of almost 2,000 sq ft in NETPark Discovery 2 and continue to grow and develop the business.

“The support of Business Durham has helped me not only practically but also in encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit to go out and grow my business.I feel a lot of the success I am experiencing is due to the support provided by the Business Durham team.”

Dr Gary Gibson
Chief Technology Officer
Ibex Innovations

A Global Hub

  • By 2025, NETPark will be the global hub for companies integrating materials into innovative products which transform our lives. The latest expansion is the £13M Explorer development.

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