Westcott Innovation Centre

Location: Westcott

The Westcott Innovation Centre is funded by the Local Growth Fund and Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone through the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and is managed by the Satellite Applications Catapult. We offer businesses the opportunity to hire specialist equipment for light mechanical engineering and rapid prototyping within our Flexible Engineering facilities facilities. The Innovation Centre also houses offices and meeting rooms, meaning businesses can make full use of the site throughout their project.

Our Flexible Engineering facilities – alongside our collaboration spaces and offices – could be the perfect setting for your next venture or to support your project with small scale manufacturing and rapid prototyping.

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Currently Available: Zone 1

The Innovation Centre at Westcott offers Zone 1, a 1895 sqft (176 sqm) facility which can be customised to suit your business requirements and develop your innovations for the space sector. The facility includes an 11sqm dark room and office space with a 34 sqm assembly and office area. There is also an optional ISO 7 cleanroom, granite table, an external storage cage and the infrastructure for advanced manufacturing machinery, including 3 phase power and pipework for gases.

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Innovation Community

There is a growing innovation community on site, stimulated by the investment by Reaction Engines developing their SABRE Engine Test Facility (TR1), investment in new rocket testing facilities by the UK Space Agency and European Space Agency, and the establishment of a Business Incubation Centre and Innovation Centre on site. These will stimulate new hi-tech businesses and jobs focused around novel propulsion systems for space and the development of UAVs to complement satellite infrastructure in fields such as agri-tech.

Facilities at the WIC

Our facilities aim to provide businesses with the innovation boost they would be unlikely to find elsewhere; this includes state of the art equipment available for short and long term hire, access to our technical and business experts for advice.

  • Flexible Engineering Facilities

  • We offer Zones 1-3 within our Flexible Engineering facilities for developing your space innovations. We have a range of specialist equipment for prototyping with assembly areas and the infrastructure for integrating advanced manufacturing machinery. Please see our brochure for the breakdown of equipment and zone specifications.

  • Offices

  • Offices of varying sizes available for short and medium term rent.

  • Meeting Rooms

  • There are 3 small meeting rooms alongside the offices as well as two larger ones on the ground floor.



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