Birmingham Life Sciences Park

Plans are underway to develop a £300 million Birmingham Life Sciences Park (BLSP), transforming what is currently a derelict site into a leading economic hub for life sciences generating over £180 million GVA and 3,600 jobs over 10 years

Executive summary

  • Plans are underway to develop a £300 million Birmingham Life Sciences Park (BLSP), transforming what is currently a derelict site into a leading economic hub for life sciences generating over £180 million GVA and 3,600 jobs over 10 years – with the potential to catalyse a further 10,000 jobs and £400 million GVA across the West Midlands.

  • The project will be delivered by Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) – a strategic alliance between the University of Birmingham and two co-located NHS Foundation Trusts – University Hospitals Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s. BHP collaborates closely with other regional bodies including the West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network (WMAHSN), bringing together academic and NHS leadership with industry and patients.

  • The park will encourage closer collaboration between industry, clinicians and academics. Patients will benefit from early access to healthcare innovations, which will also generate commercial opportunities for UK businesses.

Background

By 2026, we will transform 4ha (10 acres) of the derelict former Birmingham Battery and Metal Company site in Selly Oak into a vibrant, innovation-focused life sciences park. It will drive collaboration between academics, clinicians, patients and business; strengthen our position as leaders in health innovation and translational medicine; and act as a catalyst for a Birmingham and West Midlands life sciences cluster. 

The park will build on BHP’s nationally recognised strengths in:

  • healthcare data and informatics
  • genomics medicine and diagnostics
  • medical technologies
  • clinical trials

Our aim is to deliver cutting-edge innovation facilities and a bespoke physical home for businesses to co-locate at the heart of our collaborative, connected, translational ecosystem.

Contact

Dr Steve Taylor, Director of Strategy and Operations

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