A PRESTIGIOUS HEADQUARTERS BUILDING

St John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge CB4 0DS
from 6,962 sq ft  (647 sq m) – 29,994 sq ft (2,786 sq m), Grade A Office TO LET

St John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge CB4 0DS
from 6,962 sq ft  (647 sq m) – 29,994 sq ft (2,786 sq m), Grade A Office TO LET

The Maurice Wilkes Building offers up to 6,962 sq ft  (647 sq m) – 29,994 sq ft (2,786 sq m) of prestigious Grade ‘A’ office accommodation arranged over five floors, plus an impressive reception and roof terrace measuring 2,077 sq ft.

Clean lines and a contemporary mix of materials ensures a distinctive and stylish headquarters building which sets new standards in the Cambridge market.

The Park

The St John’s Innovation Park sits opposite Cambridge Science Park on one of the main routes into the City of Cambridge. The Maurice Wilkes Building is located on the southern end of the park, and will hold a commanding positon on this popular route into the city.

The park occupies a prime position in the Northern Cluster of Cambridge made world famous by the hugely successful businesses that have been born out of this part of Cambridge. These include Cambridge Silicon Radio, Abcam, Xaar and Autonomy.

As well as housing the Innovation Centre the park is occupied by well-known businesses such as Samsung, Terraview and Darktrace.

News Updates

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Maurice Wilkes Planning Application

St John’s College, owner of St Johns Innovation Park in Cambridge, has appointed Turnstone Estates as development manager to assist delivery of the Maurice Wilkes Building, a new office / R & D building located at the southern gateway to the park.

Following a successful planning application for a new 37,000 sq ft office building, a further application has been submitted to enhance the proposal for the site.

Subject to achieving consent, the Maurice Wilkes Building will provide a significant headquarters opportunity, offering 63,000 sq ft of premium Grade A office and R & D space.

Designed with flexibility in mind, the building also has the potential to be sub-divided and multi-occupied.

Situated in the centre of the north Cambridge research and development cluster, the Innovation Park is currently home to a number of high profile tech occupiers including Samsung, Telstra and Qualcom, as well as the world renowned St Johns Innovation Centre.

Chris Goldsmith from Turnstone Estates, said: “We are delighted to be appointed by St John’s to deliver this landmark building. This adds to a collection of joint ventures with landowners spanning many years where we successfully deliver and develop high quality outcomes for our partners”

Rob Sadler, head of office at Savills Cambridge, added: “The Innovation Park and indeed the Northern cluster continues to attract international companies from start-ups to global corporate occupiers. Upon completion, the Maurice Wilkes Building will provide the much needed extra space that will enable the park to carry on growing and attracting new business to Cambridge.”

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Behind the scenes of the new Cambridge North railway station

Cambridge’s new railway station is taking shape as the countdown continues to its long-awaited opening date.

Two lift shafts are now in place at the site of the new £50 million station, which is anticipated to handle 3,000 passenger journeys a day once it opens in May.

It is hoped the new station will alleviate the pressure on the existing station, where people currently leave the train in order to travel by other means to the likes of Cambridge Science Park.

“Passengers in and around Cambridge will be reassured that the long-awaited new station is on track – we’ve waited a long time, and it is badly needed,” said Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner.

“By taking some of the pressure off the existing station, this new development offers real hope that some of the intense transport pressures can be lifted across the whole city.”

Work has already taken place to build the track, points, structures to carry the overhead line cabling and power supply.

Once completed, the station will have three platforms, parking for 450 vehicles and 1,000 cycles. Solar panels will provide up to 10 per cent of the station’s power.

“It is great to see the project progressing to completion,” said South East Cambs MP Lucy Frazer.

“Cambridge North station will vastly improve transport links in the area, particularly to the Science Park, St John’s Innovation Centre and Cambridge Business Park.

“Improving our infrastructure in Cambridgeshire is not only important for residents, but will also be a great economic opportunity for local businesses.”

Cllr Steve Count, leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, added: “Cambridge North station will be a real asset to the city and the wider area in both boosting the local economy and giving local people greater transport options.

“I’m delighted to see that work on the station is now ramping up and we will continue to work with partners to improve transport connections in Cambridgeshire.”

Funded by the Department for Transport and developed by Network Rail in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge North station will provide an alternative connection point for commuters in the north-east of the city and provide improved access and journey times for passengers.

It is expected that the station will encourage new businesses to the area as well as aid the expansion of existing businesses, and encourage additional employment opportunities. In the meantime, the station will serve staff already working at the Science Park and St John’s Innovation Centre.

Helen Warnock, Network Rail’s area director for west Anglia, said: “Cambridgeshire’s newest station is now really beginning to take shape and is set to transform the way people travel around the city of Cambridge next year, giving passengers better connections and journey times and access to the business and science parks by rail.”

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St John’s College and Turnstone secure pre-let at Maurice Wilkes building Cambridge

St John’s College, together with its development manager, Turnstone Estates, has concluded the first pre-let of the prestigious Maurice Wilkes Building in Cambridge. The cyber security specialist, Darktrace, has signed a 15 year lease and will be occupying the top two floors of the building, plus roof terrace, when it completes in 2018.

The letting follows a move by the rapidly growing Darktrace to the St John’s Innovation Park in the autumn of 2016.

The Maurice Wilkes Building will be a distinctive and stylish headquarters building standing at the gateway to The St John’s Innovation Park and the wider business district on the northern fringe of Cambridge. It comprises circa 65,000 sq ft, arranged over five floors, plus an impressive reception and roof terrace.

Rob Sadler, Head of Savills Cambridge office, comments: “The Maurice Wilkes Building will set news standards in the Cambridge office market and we are delighted to secure such a prestigious pre-let. There are three floors comprising 44,632 sq ft still available, in which there is keen interest. We are on track to be on site in the early spring and will complete the building in June 2018.”

The building is located at the centre of the North Cambridge Research and Development Cluster. Connections will be further improved in 2017 with the arrival of the new railway station and extended guided busway serving the cluster.

Darktrace is a world leader in Enterprise Immune System technology for cyber security. It is powered by machine learning, developed by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge and is the only technology capable of detecting and responding to emerging cyber-threats, from within the network.

Savills and Carter Jonas advised St John’s College and Turnstone. Juniper Real Estate advised Darktrace.

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Strong start to the year for St John’s Innovation Park following flurry of deals, Cambridge

Savills, on behalf of St John’s College, has let office space on St John’s Innovation Park in Cambridge to Global Inkjet systems Ltd and Collabora Ltd.

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), the global leader of industrial inkjet software, data path electronics, and system components has agreed to a new five-year lease for space totalling 9,953 sq ft (924 sq m) and will occupy suites on the ground and first floor of Edinburgh House. Already on the park, GIS’ move to larger premises following the business’s rapid expansion means that up to 9,073 sq ft (843 sq m) is now available to let in the Jeffreys building in two separate suites.

Furthermore, Collabora, the Open Source technology specialist, has agreed to a new six-year lease for 2,548 sq ft (236 sq m) on part of the ground floor of The Platinum Building. These latest deals follow the recent pre-let to Darktrace, the cyber security firm who is set to occupy 19,813 sq ft (1,840 sq m) across the top two floors of the new Maurice Wilkes Building upon its completion in June 2018.

William Clarke, associate director of business space at Savills Cambridge, comments: “Situated in the heart of the northern cluster, St John’s Innovation Park is a R&D business area making it the ideal location for these occupiers. Providing straightforward expansion opportunities along with improved accessibility, following the opening of the new train station later this year, the park continues to attract businesses from across the spectrum whether they be start-ups or large international corporates.”

Global Inkjet Systems Ltd advised themselves and Collabora Ltd was advised by Robert Alston Ltd.

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Work Starts On Maurice Wilkes Building, Cambridge

St John’s College and development partner Turnstone Cambridge Developments, together with contractor VINCI Construction UK, marked the start of work on an exciting new office/r&d building in Cambridge with a special on site ceremony.

The five-storey Maurice Wilkes building on St John’s Innovation Park will be the first of its kind to be delivered on a speculative basis within the city’s northern cluster for over a decade.
Scheduled for completion by June 2018, the Maurice Wilkes Building will provide 64,445 sq ft of Grade A space with suites from 6,454 sq ft and will feature an impressive part-double height reception area and roof terrace.

The building has already secured a pre-let with award winning cyber security specialist Dark Trace signing for the top two floors.

Suzie Wood at St John’s College says: “The Maurice Wilkes Building will set new standards in the Cambridge office market and we are delighted to be on site with our contractor VINCI Construction UK. There are three floors comprising 44,632 sq ft available and the building will be completed Summer 2018.”

Chris Goldsmith of Turnstone added: “We are delighted to be working with St John’s on this prestigious development. Although we still have more than 12 months to go to completion the level of occupational interest is most encouraging.”

The building is located at the centre of the North Cambridge Research and Development cluster. Connections will be further improved this year with the arrival of the new railway station and extended guided busway serving the cluster.

Letting agents are Savills and Carter Jonas.

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A PRESTIGIOUS CAMBRIDGE LOCATION

Located at the very centre of the North Cambridge Research and Development Cluster, The Maurice Wilkes Building is possibly the most significant Headquarters opportunity in Cambridge and is the gateway to St John’s Innovation Park.

Consisting of St John’s Innovation Park, Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Business Park, the northern aspect of the cluster is the most established and well connected. Connections will be further improved in 2017 with the arrival of the new railway station and extended guided busway serving the cluster.

Cambridge’s northern cluster is home to a range of well known, cutting edge and prestigious R&D, technology and life science companies. A handful of those occupiers include Samsung, Qualcomm, Napp Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Citrix, Takeda, Amgen, Hewlett Packard and Toshiba.

Amenities

The Maurice Wilkes Building includes a wide range of amenities at St John’s Innovation Park that offer those on the site a greater work life balance. These include:

  • Bistro
  • 24 hour manned security
  • Fully landscaped grounds
  • Cambridge North Station NOW OPEN
  • Cambridge Park and Ride
  • On site Park management
  • Covered cycle parking
  • On site parking

Site Plan

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Accommodation

The prestigious building offers the very best accommodation for knowledge-based and high-growth businesses with contemporary styling suitable to a range of occupiers.

SCHEDULE OF ACCOMMODATION

sq m sq ft
Reception area 99 1,065
Ground Floor (West Wing) (UNDER OFFER) 647 6,962
Ground Floor (East Wing) 692 7,452
First Floor 1,447 15,580
Second Floor (LET) – PwC 1,518 16,335
Third Floor (LET) – Dark Trace Ltd 1,518 16,335
Fourth Floor (LET) – Dark Trace Ltd 130 1,401
Total 6,051 65,130
Fourth Floor Terrace Area (LET) – Dark Trace Ltd 193 2,077

Specification

 

  • Office finished floor-to-ceiling height 2,800mm
  • Suspended ceiling void 650mm with recessed LG7 lighting throughout office areas
  • Raised floor height 150mm (clear void 100mm)
  • BREEAM “Very Good” Accreditation targeted
  • EPC A Rating targeted
  • High specification finishes
  • Open plan flexible floor space
  • Double-height entrance in reception area
  • Four-pipe fan coil air conditioning
  • Three passenger lifts
  • Provision of 193 secure parking spaces
  • Male, female and disabled toilets at each level
  • Separate male, female and disabled shower facilities at ground floor
  • Cycle storage

 

Floor Plans

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First Floor

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Fourth Floor

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Location

The Maurice Wilkes Building is located north-east of Cambridge city centre. It is close to the A14 dual carriageway, with excellent road communications via the A14, M11 and A1.

Stansted Airport is approximately 30 minutes drive via the M11. Cambridge is 48 minutes by rail service to London’s King’s Cross. Marshalls Airport operates flights to and from a number of European destinations.

There is easy access to the guided busway and a new railway station, due to open in 2017, is situated in close proximity to the Innovation Park.

By Road Miles
New Station 0.7
M11 Junction 3.5
Cambridge City Centre 3.5
Cambridge Railway Station 4
London Stansted Airport 32
London 67
By Rail (Cambridge Central)* Minutes (Approx.)
London Stansted Airport 30
London King’s Cross 48
London Liverpool Street 68
By Rail (Cambridge North)* Minutes (Approx.)
London King’s Cross 62
London Liverpool Street 81
Norwich 76
Ely 12

*Trains run circa 4 – 6 hourly to London. Users are encouraged to verify train times independently.

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Contact

savills

Rob Sadler

rsadler@savills.com
01223 347 209

William Clarke

wclarke@savills.com
01223 347 294

carterJonas

Will Mooney

will.mooney@carterjonas.co.uk
01223 558 032

George Fellowes

george.fellowes@carterjonas.co.uk
01223 346 645

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Further Information
Savills and Carter Jonas for themselves and for the lessor of this property whose agents they give notice: these particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without the responsibility of Savills or Carter Jonas or the lessor. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of the fact. Any intending lessee must satisfy itself by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The lessor does not make or give neither Savills or Carter Jonas, nor any persons in their employment any authority to make, or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. April 2016.

Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes

FRS, FREng, DFBCS 1913–2010

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A British, Cambridge-based computer scientist credited with several milestone developments in computer technology. Amongst other achievements, he led the University of Cambridge team that built the world’s first operational stored programme computer. The Emeritus Professor of Computer Technology had spent thirty-four years as Head of the Computer Laboratory (formerly the Mathematical Laboratory) and was a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, where he had studied Mathematics and Experimental Physics as a student in the 1930s.

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