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      What we do/ Science and Technology/ Investing in Science and Technology/ Acquiring Pre-Let and Speculative Developments

      Acquiring Pre-let and Speculative Developments

      Our long track record of funding the development of assets for the science and technology sector means we’re well-versed in securing Grade A schemes for UK and global investors.

      Lab space at The Sherard Building
      Sherard Building

      Repurposing office to lab space at the heart of Oxford Science Park

      We’ll help you buy into this growing alternative asset class, at the start of a property's life, mitigating risk and taking advantage of rental and capital growth opportunities.

      Cambridge and Oxford both feature on the shortlist of locations outside London where speculative development can be viable. Milton Keynes is joining them as its economy grows at one of the quickest rates in the UKas are other locations with developed or emerging knowledge economies.   

      We stay on top of opportunities to ensure developers and funding partners are matched to the right deals. We know investors covet pre-let development opportunities because they provide certainty and access to new, well specified schemes. 

      However, speculative development can provide the ability to enhance returns by taking greater risk. We can help minimise those risks and provide comfort to underwrite the forecast returns.  

      Abcam

      We work with science park owners, developers, investors and occupying science and tech companies to offer access to the OxCam Arc’s most sustainable and attractive speculative and pre-let developments.

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      Buying and Selling

      Knowledge is everything to the fast-growing business across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc and the UK’s biggest innovation clusters. Having clarity of the detail going into a property deal is also crucial.

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      Disposal Strategy and Execution

      By acting as advisors across the whole lifecycle of science and technology assets, we approach deal making as more than simply brokers. We won’t go to market without a clear strategy.

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      Market Research

      Nobody tracks the fast-growing science and technology sector quite like Bidwells. The granularity of our market research means UK and global investors can act with pinpoint accuracy.

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      Occupier Demand Analysis

      Investors are drawn to science and technology, but the sector is about more than simply life sciences and AI. We break things down and explain how the nuances between sub-sectors impact your investment.

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      Stock Selection and Sourcing Market Opportunities

      With global investors’ attention trained on science and technology, finding the right opportunities can be challenging. We’ll help you unlock the door.

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      Transactional and Technical Due Diligence

      If you’re buying property for science or technology occupation, we’ll analyse the numbers on your behalf and report any building defects so you can make a sound investment decision.

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