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Situated in Birmingham city centre in the West Midlands, Aston Science Park is a business community geared specifically towards the technological companies. It is positioned close to Aston University. The site is made up of 22 acres, with the Digbeth Branch Canal running through it. Owned by Birmingham City Council, the board of the science park includes Aston University and banking giant Lloyds TSB, with both providing on-going support to residents. The Business and Innovation Centre was the first building to be opened here in the early 1980s, and was unveiled by Prince Philip.
Setting up your business here
There are many businesses, both big and small, that take up the serviced offices in Aston Science Park, thus benefitting from the valuable resources and on-sight support from technology giant Cisco. These include Achiever Software, Active Design Ltd, Admec, Minerva, Apcom IT Training, Ark Media Productions, Studio Bonito, BMG Research, Eco Specialists Ltd and Genesis Freight Services.
Culture and Entertainment
When it comes to entertainment, the vibrant nightlife of Birmingham City Centre is right on the doorstep, which means that you can enjoy the buzz of Brindley Place with its waterfront bars and restaurants, the bright lights of Broad Street or specialist venues such as Birmingham Hippodrome or the National Indoor Arena.
You will be able to enjoy cuisine from all corners of the globe in and around Aston Science Park. Head into town and you can look forward to delicious tapas at La Tasca, transnational cuisine at Around the World in 80 Dishes, fabulous Greek food at Ulysees or elegant Italian cuisine at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant.
Mainline train services can be easily accessed from Birmingham city centre via New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill railways stations. There are also many buses that serve the area and taxis are readily available. A good road network means that drivers are also catered for, with a variety of secure car parking facilities within easy reach. Aston Science Park is located at the entrance to the Aston Expressway, which provides quick access to the M6. It is also accessible via the A38, A47, A4540 and A5127.