Kadans Science Partner has submitted its application for a new purpose-built R&D building

Planning Submitted at 4 Brandon Road, Kings Cross

Designed collaboratively with the Kadans in-house team and DMA, the building sits adjacent to the existing 5-10 Brandon Road to provide a range of complimentary spaces. 

The proposal at 4 Brandon Road is five storeys of flexible lab space with the addition of basement and roof plant. Designed with adaptability at the core, the floorplates are arranged on a regular grid to minimise vibration and maximise usable space.  

The double-height entrance creates a sense of arrival and animates the ground floor accommodation. The elevation responds to 5-10 Brandon Road but provides a distinctive aesthetic using polished pre-cast concrete, curtain walling and metalwork.  

Adopting a philosophy of designing “inside out” the operational strategy and technical specification drive the design evolution allowing businesses to expand and grow on the site. 

Will Fogden, Senior Development Manager, Kadans Science Partner said “It’s fantastic to build upon our existing presence in the locality. The mix of robust specification and attractive architecture complements our existing portfolio and sets the foundation for further investment in Kings Cross.” 

About Kadans Science Partner  

Kadans Science Partner is the European leader investing in the development of ecosystems and real estate with a dedicated focus on the knowledge intensive sector. Kadans has invested across various specific areas, like agri-tech in Wageningen, life sciences in Leiden, and cell & gene therapy in Stevenage, UK. Kadans provides its tenants with an array of additional services tailored to their specific needs. In December 2020, Kadans was acquired by AXA IM Alts, which, as a long- term capital partner, has allowed us to significantly accelerate our growth.  

Kadans is currently present on 27 campuses, in 6 countries, where it operates over 8 million sq ft of space for over 450 tenants, including start-ups, scale-ups, corporates, government bodies and educational institutes. Kadans has a solid view of the developments our tenants and partners are currently working on and which parties in our network could benefit from connecting.  www.kadans.com 

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