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Find the ideal home for your business

From premises that have been fitted out to a high standard, to buildings which can be developed according to your own needs, or land where you can build your own - we have a number of options for businesses looking to locate at Inverness Campus.

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Land for Development

A range of plots, all part of the first phase of the Campus, are currently available for sale. They're ideally suited to small and medium sized enterprises. Businesses based here will benefit from the strong collaborative ethos of the Campus and from the opportunities for research and development.

Newest to the market are eight small business plots for sale at The Village, Plot 14. This provides opportunities for small and medium sized businesses to develop their own accommodation including office and workshops. 

Interested in basing your business here? We can help you make the move with specialist, tailored support that includes funding, advice and helping you to make the connections you need. 

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If you'd like to know more about our design principles and development requirements, download our design guidelines below. They also set out our overall vision and masterplan for the campus. 

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Life Sciences Innovation Centre

Jointly developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the University of the Highlands and Islands, the Life Sciences Innovation Centre offers bespoke office and laboratory space for life sciences companies alongside key research departments of the University of the Highlands and Islands. High quality shared spaces provides an inspiring location.

The centre has been supported by grants from the European Regional Development Fund and the Inverness Highland City Region Deal.

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Board Room Solasta House Inverness Campus

Solasta House - office, lab and co-working space

Built to complement its neighbour, Aurora House, Solasta House provides 2,300m² of space over two floors, offering office and laboratory space.

Solasta House was officially opened in May 2019 and is home to a range of small technology and life sciences companies. The building includes HIE's NEXUS co-working space. See below for details on NEXUS.

The development benefitted from funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

Solasta House prospectus

Outside HIE's head office, An Lochran on Inverness Campus

An Lòchran - enterprise and research centre

An Lòchran is a prestigious, Grade-A enterprise and research centre located at the heart of Inverness Campus. 

Designed to stimulate collaboration, basing you business here provides the ideal opportunity to connect with the other occupants including HIE, UHI, Wave Energy Scotland, and our STEM Science Skills Academy. You would also be ideally placed to connect to other Campus neighbours including academics, researchers, clinicians, high-tech, life and health sciences businesses.

What's available?

We have high quality office space available over two floors in An Lòchran. The space is available in whole or part, and offers a mix of cellular and open plan offices. Take a look at our prospectus or get in touch to find out more.

An Lòchran prospectus

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Aurora House - space to let

The award winning Aurora House, is a stunning building in which to grow your life sciences and technology businesses located on Inverness Campus.

What's available?

We have flexible accommodation rental options for eligible organisations. Built to very high specifications, the facility offers versatility to its occupiers and a choice of configurations. Have a look at our layout in the Aurora House property specification or get in touch to discuss your requirements. 

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NEXUS

NEXUS - the perfect co-working space

Owned and operated by HIE, NEXUS is a co-working space based in Solasta House on Inverness Campus. It offers life sciences and technology companies excellent networking opportunities, the chance to work alongside like-minded businesses and gain access to research and academic partners.

It is in close proximity to NHS research and in walking distance to the Centre for Health Science.

NEXUS is a support programme delivered through the Northern Innovation Hub, designed to build on and accelerate business innovation. It is supported through the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal.

Contact us to base your business here.

 

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New developments

 New facilities at Inverness Campus will bring more options for locating here.

Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre

 Scotland's Rural College's (SRUC) impressive new Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre (RaVIC) was completed at the end of 2023 and officially opened in March 2024. The new building is a north of Scotland base for SRUC's expert team of epidemiologists, vets and agricultural advisers, and also has accommodation for animal health and other small rural businesses.

Find out more 

 

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Across the Region

We have prime property, office space and land for development throughout the Highlands and Islands. If Inverness Campus isn't quite the right fit for you, see what else we have on offer. 

Prime property 

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Take a trip around our interactive map to find out more about who's already based at the Campus, and what development opportunities are currently available.

We've also included information on the projects currently underway including a new life sciences innovation centre.

BUSINESS SUPPORT AND INCENTIVES

Organisations choosing to locate here can enjoy benefits, such as business rates relief and access to support from HIE.

Support for businesses

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UHI INVERNESS

UHI Inverness  - this striking building opened in August 2015 with very positive feedback from students, staff and visitors. It's a place to work and study for over 350 staff and 6500 students.

The largest partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands network, this unique institution offers both further and higher education, a growing research capacity and progression routes which mean a student can start studying entry level high school grades but leave with a PhD.

 

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DEVELOPMENT PLOT - POTENTIAL FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES

This pivotal site is earmarked for a development that will be open to the general public, as well as those located on the Campus. 

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Plot for sale

Adjacent to the new NHS National Treatment Centre, this 0.625 ha (gross) plot offer excellent opportunities for life sciences organisations looking to work closely with NHS Highland.

Plot 3 is within the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport tax site.

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National Treatment Centre (Highland)

Plots 4 and 5 make up the site for the new National Treatment Centre (Highland), or NTC, which is being developed by NHS Highland. This innovative state of the art facility will focus on ophthalmology and orthopaedics specialisms. www.ntc.org.uk 

Clinicians from the NTC will work closely with researchers based the Life Science Innovation Centre  at plot 20 on the Campus. This building will be a base for the University of the Highlands and Islands' school of health, as well as lab and office space for businesses based in the life sciences sector.  

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NHS National Treatment Centre (Highland)

Plots 4 and 5 make up the site for the new National Treatment Centre (Highland), or NTC, developed by NHS Highland. This innovative state of the art facility will focus on ophthalmology and orthopaedic specialisms. www.ntc.org.uk 

Clinicians from the NTC will work closely with researchers based the Life Science Innovation Centre at plot 20 on the Campus. This building will be a base for the University of the Highlands and Islands' school of health, as well as lab and office space for businesses based in the life sciences sector.  

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PLOT 6 - development opportunity

Plot 6 is available for development. Located at the north end of the Campus, this plot benefits from excellent access by pedestrian/cycle bridge to Raigmore Hospital and LifeScan Scotland, and the city beyond. A second sustainable travel bridge leading eastwards to the Inverness Retail and Business park opened in 2019.

Plot 6 is within the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport tax site.

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UHI student residence

Plot 7 is home to University of the Highlands and Islands' student accommodation. The flexible accommodation includes single and shared occupancy. 

Phase 1 consisted of 150 units and includes 112 single bedrooms, 30 studios and eight easy access units. The second phase, completed in 2017, added a further 150 units. For further information contact studentaccommodation@uhi.ac.uk 

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LIFE SCIENCES BUILDINGS - Aurora and SolastaHouse

Developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Aurora and Solasta Houses offer a purpose built lab and office space for businesses  in the life sciences and technology sectors. The two buildings are home to the majority of Campus businesses and currently house 15 companies.  

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Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre (RaVIC)

The centre harnesses expertise in big data and research into animal epidemiology to create and grow businesses. It will help develop products and services to better monitor, track and ultimately manage animal diseases. Office and lab space for animal bio-tech businesses will be available for rent.

It will also be the home of SRUC’s research, knowledge exchange and CPD activities in Inverness with SRUC Veterinary Services and SAC Consulting - part of SRUC - based in the building. In addition, it will feature a wildlife necropsy suite.

RaVIC will support the development of the new SRUC Veterinary School which will be based across the country.

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An Lòchran - a catalyst for change

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the developer of the Campus, is co-located with key research and education departments from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). 

An Lòchran also includes facilities for the Science Skills Academy , which encourages young people to become more involved in science and technology based subjects in support of our regions future workforce development.

UHI received European funding to assist the development of their wing of An Lòchran.

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Plot 12 - development site

Plot 12 is available for sale for business development. The plot is within the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport tax site.

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SPORTS FACILITIES

Planning is underway for sports facilities - initially pitches - to be located within the Campus. Links to healthcare professions are currently being developed with academic themes in fitness, wellbeing and improving health through sport. 

 

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THE VILLAGE AT PLOT 14

The village offer opportunities for small enterprises to locate to the Campus and develop their own premises on serviced plots.

The first business to locate here is Scottish Vet Referrals, which has built  20:20 House. It is the north of Scotland’s first purpose-built veterinary referral practice.

Headed by Inverness-based veterinary ophthalmologists Kirsten MacLeod and Tony Wall, this is a second opinion practice working in partnership with established primary veterinary care practices.

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Life Sciences Innovation Centre

Plot 20 is the site for the Life Sciences Innovation Centre - a joint development between Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the University of the Highlands and Islands. The centre works in close partnership with the NHS National Treatment Centre (Highland) at the Campus and provides accommodation for members of the university institute of health research and  innovation, as well as bespoke lab and office space for companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. 

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Campus security and reception office

Campus reception and site security with 100 space car park for visitors. 

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Business development plot 17

Plot 17 is available for a business or organisation looking to be a part of the overall Campus ethos of collaboration, research and development. 

This plot is within the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport tax site.

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LifeScan Scotland

LifeScan is an international company specialising in blood glucose monitoring for the global diabetes market. 

The company employ around 900 staff at their Inverness facility, making it one of the largest private sector employers in the region. 

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The Highland Children's Unit

The Highland Children's Unit opened in May 2016, bringing children’s medical and surgical wards, high dependency unit and out-patients services together into a child friendly environment with its own entrance within Raigmore Hospital and its own identity.

The Archie Highland campaign was launched three years ago, the original plan being to raise £1million to refurbish the existing children’s ward at Raigmore Hospital. The fundraising target was increased to £2million and, thanks to the generosity of the people and businesses of the Highlands, that goal was achieved. This enabled an entire unit to be built specifically dedicated to children's health care in the Highlands and Islands. 

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Raigmore Hospital

Raigmore Hospital is the only acute district hospital serving the population of the Highlands and Islands. It currently has a 450 bed capacity and employs approximately 2800 staff.

Medical and diagnostics deliver a wide range of specialities, including: care of the elderly, diabetes, gastroenterology, infectious disease, respiratory care, renal, stroke and young adult rehabilitation, neurology, rheumatology, dermatology and cardiology. It also provides cancer services, radiology with a medical high dependency unit and a coronary care unit supported by laboratory services. 

In addition, a broad spectrum of surgical specialities include: upper GI, colorectal and vascular, orthopaedics, ENT, urology, ophthalmology, orthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The division also manages obstetrics, gynaecology and anaesthetics.

 

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Maggie's Highlands

Maggie’s Highlands provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer, as well as their family and friends. It follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.

The building and its surrounding garden were designed simultaneously as a collaboration between David Page, and co-founder Charles Jencks. Their inspiration was the mitosis or division of cells, and the evocation of life that they represent.

Space and form flow through the spiral of both building and garden, the synergy between the two breaking down barriers and creating an embrace of warmth and safety.

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