BIA is first occupier at Victoria House, London’s life sciences hub
Oxford Properties Group (Oxford), a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and developer, and Pioneer Group, the UK’s first nationwide company to combine laboratory development and operation with venture building, have launched plans to convert Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square, central London, into a state-of-the-art life sciences hub.
The project has secured full planning approval and Oxford and Pioneer Group have also announced that Victoria House will be the new home of the BioIndustry Association (BIA), the trade association for UK life sciences.
Steve Bates, CEO of the BioIndustry Association, said:
“The UK has a prominent life sciences sector which is developing extraordinary science and delivering world changing products and services that will be transformational to our future lives. I truly believe that this innovation and pace is only sustainable if you create a stimulating and nurturing environment where companies at all stages of development can meet, network, and collaborate. The aims of Victoria House and for the London life sciences sector are very exciting, which is why I wanted the BIA to be based there. The space is fantastic and the advantages it offers to the UK industry is going to be incredibly attractive to start-ups and established companies alike.”