Scottish Enterprise Technology Park

Located a half-mile (0.8 km) southeast of the centre of East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire, the Scottish Enterprise Technology Park began as the site of the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) in 1949. The Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre was established on the site in 1963, later renamed the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre. NEL was privatised in the late 1980s, and significantly downsized making buildings available for other enterprises. In 1994, the 34-ha (84-acre) facility was acquired by the Scottish Enterprise Network who were given responsibility for its reinvigoration. The park has grown markedly and is now home to around 100 technology companies in a range of multi-occupancy and stand-alone buildings, employing more than 1200 highly skilled staff. The park has a degree of security with access restricted to those visiting the companies located here. Several of the buildings and streets are named after notable scientists and engineers; namely Bramah, Brunel, James Watt, Kelvin, Maudsley, Nasmyth, Rankine, Reynolds and Whitworth.

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