The doors have been officially opened at Dataworks, the grade A medical and shared space building designed to act as a global hub for the life sciences sector and home to the industrial application of science in Northern Ireland.
Based in south Belfast and an integral part of Kings Hall Life Sciences, Dataworks will act as the headquarters for London-listed precision medicine company Diaceutics, which will move into the building in the coming weeks, as well as other life sciences companies, research groups and healthcare organisations, from multinationals to start-ups.
Leveraging the smart city concept, the hub sits in direct proximity to healthcare professionals serving patients within the park and alongside Belfast’s major hospitals, universities and innovative medical research facilities.
The combination of a vibrant and entrepreneurial health community, a large talent pool of scientific minds and proximity to healthcare professionals treating patients, top universities such as Queen University Belfast and University of Ulster makes Dataworks a unique spatial model for life sciences companies.
Diaceutics is also offering research groups, companies and healthcare organisations which choose to co-locate at Dataworks or to work alongside its team of highly-qualified experts, the chance to gain access to the company’s Global Data Repository through a joint Data Collaboration Agreement. Amassed over the last decade, Diaceutics’ precision medicine diagnostic testing data repository unlocks unrivalled access to deep analysis of the world’s richest source of de-identified patient testing records incorporating over 300 million patient records and with 49 disease-specific treatment pathways (Diagnostic Deductive Pathways – DDPs) already mapped from this via accelerated algorithmic applications which are enabled by the company’s platform technology – DXRX.
Peter Keeling, Chief Executive of Diaceutics, said:
“At Diaceutics, we’re excited to be moving in to our new headquarters and look forward to welcoming other like minded tenants in the near future so we can work together to advance new scientific discoveries. At Dataworks, data analytics will live alongside a flow of patients and professionals, focused on understanding and improving patient health.
“The future of healthcare is data enabled, Dataworks has been designed with that in mind, I am convinced new learnings and innovations will arise from living alongside the front line of healthcare.
A further 30,000 square feet of medical and shared space has been available for lease within the Dataworks building alongside Diaceutics’uniquely designed collaboration space. CBRE NI and Colliers are joint letting agent. When complete, the Kings Hall Health and Wellbeing Park will transform the provision of integrated healthcare in Northern Ireland by acting as a home for a range of health and medical service providers, alongside age exclusive and assisted living accommodation and as a base for a range of healthcare companies.
As well as Dataworks, the extended Kings Hall site – formerly the Balmoral showgrounds – will also include a range of age-appropriate living accommodation, a mixed-use medical facility, a multi-storey car park and childcare nursery Malone Kindergarten to support employees working in the park. .
Planning permission for the next phase of development at the iconic site has just been granted by Belfast City Council and construction is expected to begin soon.
David Burrows, Director at Benmore Octopus, said: “Dataworks has already proven a draw for occupiers in the precision medicine space and we expect the generous offer from Diaceutics to be hugely attractive to companies from around the world. Building a community which can learn from each other, which can share knowledge and ultimately further advancement of precision medicine sits at the heart of the vision for Dataworks and we look forward to helping fulfil that aim in the very near future.”
Benmore Octopus is a joint venture between local developers Benmore Group and Octopus Real Estate.
CBRE Northern Ireland and Colliers are joint agents for Dataworks. To find out more information please contact Robert Ditty, CBRE, Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org 07762 137534, or Ian Duddy, Colliers, email@example.com 07730 502897.