Chesterford Research Park welcome Quantel to Science Village

Leading developer of innovative, high performance media content creation and delivery systems joins swiftly expanding Science Village community on the Park.

Chesterford Research Park is delighted to welcome Quantel to the Park.  The world-leading developer of content creation and delivery systems for news and sports production and high quality post-production has taken a suite within the Science Village building.

Quantel systems are used throughout the TV production chain, including news, sports, outside broadcasts, playout and film production. Global Quantel users include the BBC, Fox, ESPN and NBC.

Part of the Quantel Group is Snell, a world leader in enabling broadcasters and media organisations to process and manage valuable media content.  Chesterford Research Park will be home to the Snell switcher R&D team. Switchers are used in television control rooms or outside broadcast vehicles to select which pictures are put on air; enabling a news studio director, for example, to choose which camera’s pictures arrive on the viewer’s screen at home, switching between interviewer and interviewee as appropriate.

When asked why Quantel chose Chesterford as the location for the R&D team, Guy Eaton, Operations Director, Quantel said: “Having looked at around 12 locations, Chesterford really stood out for us. It is in an ideal location and has a very high tech, customer friendly feel, which is important for us, as we will have customers visiting us on site. The additional facilities, such as the gym, bar and restaurant are also excellent.  We care for our staff and believe that offering them a relaxed and social environment can really boost their creativity. Chesterford offers us exactly the right combination of contemporary, state-of the-art work space alongside the more informal areas for relaxation within The Nucleus.”

The 13-person R&D team who will be based at Chesterford are all existing staff from the local area, all of whom were included in the selection process.  The decision to move to the Park was unanimous.

The Science Village at Chesterford Research Park is an ideal HQ for both established and start-up companies which need flexible, high quality and prestigious self-contained accommodation.  The innovative, energy efficient building offers individual R&D suites ranging from 1,515 sq ft to 1,993 sq ft, plus excellent flexibility by combining spaces for larger occupation.  The fully fitted accommodation - served by high-speed data connectivity and Cat 6 cabling - is also supported by a back up generator. Each suite has demountable benching; two sinks and two fume hoods (with space for a third if required), housed within their own dedicated room.

For further information regarding occupancy options please contact the joint agents for Chesterford Research Park – William Clarke at Savills (01223) 347294 or Michael Jones at Dodson Jones (01223) 358114.