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BioCity Group HQ:
Pennyfoot Street

A little bit about us

A hop, skip and a jump from Nottingham city centre, this former Boots R&D centre has been transformed into floors of flexible lab and office space perfect for life science startups. The site is made up of four buildings all with their own personality and quirks. The newest addition ‘Discovery’, is donned with an award-winning sculpture, which lights up the night sky using live activity from the surface of the sun, taken from NASA satellites. Companies based here enjoy complimentary yoga classes, on site bike storage and modern co-working space with a pool table.

BioCity Nottingham Discovery Building
Easy-in, easy-out lab rental

Take on new projects and new people without the risk of lengthy leases, with lab space to rent with just 1 month’s notice. Manage the ups and downs of entrepreneurship with the option to scale back with just 3 months’ notice. The flexible and modular lab space is perfect for life science startups, including Class 1 and 2, GCP and GMP life science labs with fully extracted and recirculating fume hoods.

Shared facilities
  • Autoclave
  • Glass wash
  • Washing machines/dryers
  • Cold rooms
  • Gas and waste solvent stores
  • Ice machine
  • Water purification system
  • Buying schemes on lab consumables
Make it your own

Layout not quite working for you? With our in-house engineers, get the essentials like benching, data points and storage just right for your team and the way they work.

Access high-end equipment

Rent state-of-the-art lab equipment by the hour, including:

  • NMR
  • Mass Spec
  • Rotary evaporators
  • Centrifuge

Enjoy weekly social events such as complimentary yoga or join us for a ‘Wise Words, In Conversation with…’ salon-style event. Industry leaders share their thoughts, experiences and most importantly, the lessons learnt over a beer or two with our invited audience of BioCity business leaders. Learn from the best and connect with the community.

Industry perks

The cluster effect of BioCity attracts benefits and opportunities not typically available to startups. Invitation-only pitching competitions, investment opportunity roundups, unique collaborations and trade visits are regular features for BioCity based life science startups.

The Kitchen

We are lucky enough to have two cafes at BioCity Nottingham. The Kitchen at BioCity (for BioCity based companies only) has comfy seating, a pool table, family-size tables and a relaxed atmosphere. The Kitchen is the perfect spot to take a break from work. The Mini Kitchen at BioCity (open to the public) has a seasonal menu made fresh in-house with locally sourced ingredients, taking you through from breakfast to afternoon pick-me-up. One thing that never changes is the quality of coffee, with beans sourced from award winning local roastery, 200°.


Café – The Kitchen

Unique Common Areas

Pool table

Bike Storage

Exhibition Space

Meeting and conference rooms

Fitness studio

Shared outdoor space

Showers and hair dryers

On-site Parking

Good transport Links

Fully accessible

High Speed Internet

Cleaning Services


BioCity Nottingham

Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham NG1 1GF