Birmingham Life Sciences Park

BHP logoBirmingham Life Sciences Park (BLSP), due to open in 2022, will harness world-leading academic and clinical strengths while bringing new commercial power to the region to accelerate life sciences research, taking innovative new healthcare treatments and technologies from early development to real life application. 

Through the Park we will deliver the full circle of translational medicine, from drug development to real world studies, to promote healthy living through maintaining quality of life and developing new treatments for disease. We are already tackling cancer, chronic and rare diseases, dementia, trauma and antibiotic resistance.
Introducing Birmingham Life Sciences Park

About BLSP

Birmingham Life Sciences Park artist impressionThe uniquely co-located site will utilise the unrivalled healthcare infrastructure of: 


Birmingham Health Partners
 (University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and Birmingham Women’s and Children's NHS Foundation Trust), the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) and the BioHub Birmingham, among many other centres of research and practice excellence all within close proximity to the Park.

It will build on BHP’s integrated clinical-academic vision to deliver research that matters, making BLSP an exciting proposition as part of the evolution of life sciences in not only Birmingham but the wider region and UK.

This will be a pioneering and globally significant location that brings together outstanding researchers, clinicians, policy makers and industry to rapidly translate scientific and clinical insights into patient benefit and economic growth. It will reinforce Birmingham’s global role, supporting innovative new partnerships and leveraging strong existing collaborations. Working with and for our large, diverse regional patient and public communities, it will be unparalleled in its ability to co-create dynamic solutions to some of the biggest challenges in life sciences and healthcare. It will benefit from outstanding clinical data integration and analytics, real world evidence and patient engagement.

To find out more about the extensive and innovative life sciences research happening at Birmingham, visit the life sciences website.

Birmingham Life Sciences Park aerial image with the University on the left, Birmingham Life Sciences Park Development on the right, Birmingham Medical School on the left with Institute of Translational Medicine just below, Queen Elizabeth Hospital on the right and Birmingham Women's Hospital at the bottom along with the BHP logo

BLSP Vision

The Birmingham Life Sciences Park will align with the broader life sciences expertise and infrastructure across the West Midlands and help establish Birmingham as a leading economic hub for life sciences. There are already 22,000 people employed in the sector across the region and more than 600 companies working in this area. The development of the park will afford industry greater access to leading research and facilities, investment prospects and the opportunity to develop their own facility spaces. This will give our local enterprises the edge in a competitive sector and promote job creation. Our vision is to attract the establishment of new SMEs and investment from large pharma and biotechnology firms. This will further enhance the region’s status as an internationally recognised hub for clinical academia. 

BLSP will:

  • Offer precision medicine using personalised approaches to trial design for developing and testing new treatments and technologies.
  • Use integrated data to drive improvements in healthcare through a greater understanding of the causes and potential treatments of disease.
  • Train the workforce of the future to deliver multidisciplinary research and healthcare.

Precision Health Technologies Accelerator

Circle infographic with Delivering Innovation The Patient in the middle, from top clockwise Data, Integrated Healthcare Data Platform Understand the patient, Diagnostics, BHP Precision Diagnostics, Understanding the disease, Med Tech, MedTech Innovation H

This signature facility will be the focal point of the Park, providing up to 18,000sqm of innovation, co-creation and incubation space.

Underpinned by a connected healthcare data infrastructure with new molecular diagnostic laboratories and technology platforms, the facility will enable stratification of patients and their treatments to drive  health innovation and the development of new technologies. It will provide seamless access to:

  • Integrated healthcare data
  • Medical technologies development and evaluation
  • BHP Precision Diagnostics molecular diagnostic platform
  • Novel clinical trials design and delivery

This flagship accelerator site for data-enabled healthcare will build on the four complementary anchor capabilities of BHP. 

Data: connecting the patient context

Delivering safe and secure access to integrated, curated, real-world healthcare data from across and beyond our region, enabling a detailed understanding at patient and population level.

Diagnostics: understanding the disease

Bringing together leading regional genomics and immunodiagnostic research and services to deliver precision medicine, validation of new therapies and development of sophisticated diagnostics.

Healthcare technologies: developing the solutions

Rapidly develop, test and adopt new technologies, providing facilities and expertise to undertake early stage research, product development and validation, through to prototype manufacture and pre-clinical and clinical evaluation.

Clinical trials & implementation: deploying real-world innovation

Recognised leadership in novel clinical trials design and delivery together with leading expertise in patient reported outcomes measures to help partners deliver accelerated trials and demonstrate value.

And, by putting the patient at the heart of all our activity, we will focus on the innovations that address prevalent health burdens in our region’s population – with the ultimate aim of scaling these solutions to the rest of the UK and potentially wider world.

For more details on the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator, download our Residents & Collaborators Brochure 2019 or contact us using the details below.

Case Studies

Birmingham Life Sciences Park will offer our partners direct access to academic, scientific and clinical facilities and expertise through the Birmingham Health Partners network (partners are the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s, which are all in close proximity to the park).  

Our case studies page provides several compelling examples that demonstrate how our unique infrastructure, co-located expertise and embedded partnership working has allowed the rapid development of scientific and medical innovation into improved patient care.   

If you’d like to become part of this pioneering development, work with us, or find out more about how Birmingham Life Sciences Park could benefit you, please contact us at blsp@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Find out more on our case studies page.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be space on the Birmingham Life Sciences Park for companies to locate?

Yes. The park will be comprised of research and development and service facilities including office spaces, laboratories and co-creation/co-development spaces. Please contact us for more information.

What are the timelines for the development?

It is anticipated that phased construction will start on site in early 2020. Other opportunities are available in the meantime; we are currently developing partnerships and activities in areas such as the design and delivery of clinical trials and genomics sciences. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about these activities and partnering with us.

Can I be an investor in BLSP?

There are still opportunities for partners wishing to invest in the development of the park and we are happy to discuss these with interested parties. Please contact us for more information.

What are the main benefits of locating on BLSP?

The location of BLSP at the confluence of the University of Birmingham campus, University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trusts will facilitate unrivalled access to the infrastructure of BHP.

This will be a pioneering site that brings together outstanding researchers, clinicians, policy makers and industry to rapidly translate scientific and clinical insights into patient benefit and economic growth. It will reinforce Birmingham’s ability to support innovative new partnerships and leverage strong existing collaborations. All these factors make BLSP an exciting proposition as part of the evolution of life sciences in not only Birmingham but the wider region and UK.

Project updates

October 2019 – it has been announced that Birmingham Precision Medicine Centre (BPMC) will be located on the park when it opens in 2022. For further information please see the Birmingham Health Partners blog or download our BPMC leaflet.

Our development timeline, objectives and vision for the park have been finalised. Our Summer Briefing Note has all the details. 

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us with any queries regarding the park, please fill in the form below. Alternatively, please email the BLSP Project Office via the email provided. 

  • Name

 

BLSP Project Office

Room CG27,
Medical School
Vincent Drive
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2SQ

Email: BLSP@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

Dr Steve Taylor

Director of Strategy & Operations Birmingham Life Sciences Park


Email: s.b.taylor@bham.ac.uk