UKBAA is pleased to have brought an Angel Hub to the Bradfield Centre,Cambridge , celebrating its successful first year.
There’s a buzz about The Bradfield Centre – and not just because it’s celebrated its first birthday.
The £20million deep tech collaborative workspace on Cambridge Science Park is now home to more than 60 companies and has hosted 180 events, attended by 7,000 people.
Chatting with managing director James Parton in the café, which is open to the public, The Bradfield Centre feels nothing like a conventional working environment.
And that’s the point.
“The culture and feel of the place is relaxed, but purposeful and businesslike,” he says. “It doesn’t feel academic or formal, but creative and stimulating. Our members enjoy being here for those reasons.”
Launched by Trinity College and Central Working, which runs operations day-to-day, The Bradfield Centre is designed to support scaling tech businesses.
“The first year for us was about opening up with a brand new building, going through a bedding-in period, then driving awareness of what we are trying to build here, because I think it’s a bit different to what else is in Cambridge,” says James.
“The other integral part of the proposition is about making this a community hub as well. The auditorium is a key piece in that. We’ve been making sure that the existing event organisers, community meet-ups and conferences around the region were aware of the facilities we have and over time we’ve seen more and more events come to The Bradfield.