West Lakes Research Hotel

West Lakes Research Hotel

West Lakes Science Park, on the west Cumbrian coast, has proved a popular location for a range of nuclear related industries and has become a symbol of Cumbria’s expertise and knowledge in nuclear issues.   

As part of the continued evolution of the science park we were commissioned to undertake a market demand assessment on a Research Hotel concept. The proposed facility would have provided short stay accommodation and workspace for visiting academics and others engaged in short term contracts in the nuclear sector.    

Our research was based on extensive interviews and desk-based research on other science parks. We concluded that a bespoke facility was not required but that the concept could be incorporated into some of the other proposed developments on-site, in particular a new build conference centre.  

Feasibility Study to test the market demand for a new Research Hotel, for visiting academics, at West Lakes Science Park.


North West Development Agency

West Lakes Properties