Bidwells Bitesize: Investing in Life Sciences
Our Bidwells Bitesize blog series offers insights into investing in life sciences real estate. The 4 editions cover repurposing, value, design and clusters.
Investing in Life Sciences Real Estate: Repurposing
Converting office, industrial or retail space to labs used to be unviable. But with interest booming and life sciences businesses now occupying a third of the total commercial floorspace in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, repurposing presents opportunities for investors willing to transform older assets into dynamic new spaces.
Investing in Life Sciences Real Estate: Design
Designing and fitting out a property for laboratory use is incredibly complex and specific to the company operating in that space. A ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work.
Investing in Life Sciences Real Estate: Clusters
Many of the locational factors driving value in Life Sciences assets will be familiar to more traditional real estate investors. Location is as critical as ever. But understating the importance of clustering – the name given to a location with a high concentration of interconnected businesses and / or research organisations – is an essential part of investing into this sector.