Hexagon Tower forms part of a national network of science parks. Covering over 1.7 million sq. ft., with over 200 businesses, it is one of the UK's largest science park networks. We call this the Knowledge Factory.
The companies across these parks collaborate through regular events and a shared digital collaboration platform and app.
Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to supporting and nurturing companies big or small on our parks. We also seek to strengthen each park’s links to the local community and universities.
Our team at Hexagon Tower has the benefit of being able to leverage the knowledge, expertise and connections of a nationwide team of experienced professionals, who are all dedicated to supporting UK innovation and providing the best possible experience to occupiers on our parks.
Additionally, the investors behind the Knowledge Factory are able to provide funding to innovative businesses based at Hexagon Tower.
Our technical team can support you with:
Our support team can help you with:
Our partners also help with other areas such as IP, recruitment, M&A, funding, and more.
As part of the Knowledge Factory network, Hexagon Tower benefits from connections to early stage investors. When ready, we can provide investment and funding to innovative companies based on our parks, that have an established proof of concept and require scale-up funding.
To find out more about funding opportunities, click here.
On-site and engaged
Simon manages day-to-day operations at Hexagon Tower. Simon has been with MJ Mapp for over five years, working as a Facility Manager for 10 years. As a member of BIFM and studying for Level 6 Facilities Management with the Leeds College of Building, Simon is best placed to support Hexagon Tower's occupiers on their business journey.Email me
Gary manages the projects that take place at Hexagon Tower, ensuring compliance with site-specific and legislative SHE related requirements. He has worked in the facilities management industry for over 25 years, and is a member of BIFM, and professional safety and environmental organisations.
Jean looks after daily administration tasks associated with the running of Hexagon Tower, and assists the Site Manager.
Linda is the first point of contact at Hexagon Tower and is always ready to welcome guests with a smile. She is responsible for the daily running of the reception desk, executive car bookings and the Hexagon Tower helpdesk. Linda is always happy and willing to help both the occupiers at Hexagon Tower and regular visitors.
Ian has over 35 years’ experience working at Hexagon Tower. He is responsible for managing all engineering maintenance activities.
Steven has over 15 years’ experience working at Hexagon Tower. He is responsible for supervising the site maintenance team and sub-contractors.
Karen is responsible for updating our CAFM system, raising quotes and general office duties.
Tom has over 20 years’ experience working at Hexagon Tower. He ensures that all mechanical maintenance tasks are carried out to the correct standard.
Malcolm has over 34 years’ experience working at Hexagon Tower. He ensures that all electrical maintenance tasks are carried out to the correct standard.
Paul has over 20 years of experience working at Hexagon Tower. He is responsible for ensuring the site conforms to the L8 regulation and generally assisting the engineers.
A national network of experts supporting your business
Kevin has over thirty-five years’ experience in the biomedical field both in private and the educational/research sectors. In that time, Kevin initially worked on quality assurance of human and veterinary vaccines and engaged in medical research in the immunology field. He subsequently moved into more operational roles, managing laboratory facilities (including high level containment), managing medical research and higher educational campuses and supporting laboratory design and construction projects. Within the Knowledge Factory, Kevin is the Senior Director across the Knowledge Factory portfolio with the responsibility for overseeing and managing all aspects of operations and compliance across the parks. Kevin also works closely with the landlord providing guidance and advice on laboratory design and management as well as assisting with the relationships between universities and other strategic partners to ensure that park facilities and operations are functional, sustainable and safe. Kevin is a member of a number of professional science, facilities and safety bodies to ensure that his professional knowledge is kept up to date and relevant.
Keith is our EHS and Operations Manager at the Wilton Centre, and his role includes overseeing the day-to-day operations for the park, together with managing all aspects of health and safety and environmental management on behalf of the owners. Keith is the main EHS contact for supporting current and new occupiers in operating their facilities safely. Keith also provides support across all of our parks when companies have challenges that fall within his specialism.
Andrew’s role includes managing all aspects of building maintenance and ensuring all statutory requirements and engineering standards are adhered to across the park. Andrew is also the first point of contact to assist current and new occupiers with tailoring their space to meet their exact requirements. Andrew can support businesses with complex laboratory, manufacturing or engineering challenges that are moving into our assets.
Mick Gaynor is our Operations and Services Engineer, based at Wilton Centre. His role is the monitoring and operation of all building services together with daily management of the soft services, ensuring these are delivered to the highest standard. If an occupier needs support in acquiring a specialist service, Mick is available to assist.
Mick can help occupiers locate to or move within our parks, to ensure their facilities are operated to best practice standards.
Barry supports businesses with scaling up their laboratory and manufacturing operations. His role is overseeing the smooth running of Wilton Centre’s pilot plant and scale-up facilities, and ensuring occupiers’ processes are supported and all aspects of health and safety are maintained. If a current or new occupier is looking to establish or modify a chemical process, Barry can assist this with his many years of experience and expertise.
Mike has over 25 years of experience in supporting innovative growing businesses. Predominantly based at our park in Wilton, Mike helps businesses develop their business plans, improve processes and obtain growth funding. Mike has an extensive network of research contacts and can facilitate introductions to help businesses overcome technical challenges that may arise.
As the landlord, Trinity works closely with the Hexagon Tower team to provide the best possible working environment. Trinity is also able to provide growth capital to suitable businesses based at the site.
Richard has an investment track record of over 15 years’, having transacted in excess of £2 billion in UK real estate. Richard’s primary responsibility is deal sourcing, execution and asset management, using his strong network of contacts with UK institutions, property companies, occupiers and brokers.Email me
Simon has over 24 years of experience within the real estate industry. He has developed a wide range of property and business experience through working in a variety of fund and commercial property companies. His principal focus at Trinity is on asset and development management.Email me
James is a dual chartered accountant and surveyor, with over 15 years’ experience in finance and real estate. His background includes investment and corporate finance roles at Colliers International and JLL, prior to which he worked at GLG Partners and Morgan Stanley. James’ responsibilities encompass execution and asset management.Email me
Jeroen has over seven years of experience in real estate, hospitality and sustainability. He is focussed on strengthening relationships with universities and strategic partners while ensuring we provide the right supporting services and infrastructure for our occupiers.Email me