The UK Space Agency has made Harwell Campus its head offices.

The agency has taken around 10,500 sq ft of space in the Quad Two building and will move in in June, in a move the campus calls pivotal for the agency as it integrates into Europe’s most concentrated space cluster.

The cluster at Harwell, one of the largest in Europe, is home to more than 250 organisations with 7,000 people working across health, space, energy and quantum sectors.

Stuart Grant, chief executive of Harwell Campus, said: “We’re delighted to welcome The UK Space Agency to the thriving space cluster of over 100 organisations at Harwell Campus. Their presence cements the campus’ position as a leading international space hub and will help leverage synergies, drive innovation, and foster partnerships with key industry players.”

Dr Paul Bate, chief executive of the UK Space Agency, said: “This is a transformational moment for both the UK Space Agency and UK space innovation.

“The UK space sector is growing rapidly and moving closer to the industry we serve will boost growth, improve relationships with regional organisations and support a strong, diverse and resilient sector.

“We have seen a significant rise of space organisations across the UK and it’s crucial that we nurture skills and expertise, both established and emerging, to ensure we continue this journey.”

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