The untapped potential of life sciences

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David Lupson has been searching for lab space for a 100-person biotech company, well-funded and long-established, between the northern edge of London and the southern fringe of Cambridge to no avail.

Even with a fairly broad target area bestriding the UK’s life sciences heartland – “anywhere along the M11” –  the director of Savills Science has found next to nothing so far in his three-week search. 

“There are a small number of suboptimal opportunities,” says Lupson grudgingly. “But none are immediately