Bidwells Bitesize: Revitalise, Reimagine, Repurpose Breakfast Seminar

18 Jul 2023 8.00am - 10.00am Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 9LD

On 18th July 2023, we held our breakfast seminar on ‘Meeting Lab Demand with Innovative Spaces' in partnership with COEL

Jul 2023
Bidwells bitesize


8.00am - 10.00am


Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 9LD


We discussed the growing demand for repurposing real estate assets into labs, key considerations, and talking through a recent case study example.

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Jonathan Wright

Partner, Building Surveying

Jonathan is an award-winning commercial building surveyor and a qualified principal designer specialising in large, complex projects.

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Sue Foxley

Sue Foxley

Research Director

Sue leads a dynamic programme of research at Bidwells. Working with her colleague Mark Callender, she is particularly focused on the real estate implications of the science and technology sector.

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Dig out those appraisals. Lab rents have accelerated sharply making once unviable lab conversions realistic.

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 Science Real Estate: Repurposing

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