Cambridge Science Park- location factors

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Which motorway is the park close to?
M11 & M25
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Why is an attractive, well landscaped site important?
Create a good image, impress clients & attract a workforce
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High tech industries are said to be very 'footloose'- what does this mean?
An industry that can be placed and located at any location without effect from factors such as resources or transport
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Skilled workers are found in which FOUR university towns located nearby
Oxford, Cambridge, Reading and Bristol
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Which four airports are close to Cambridge
Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton
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How can goods be easily transported across the English Channel?
Channel Tunnel (and ferry)
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How can goods be easily transported across the English Channel?
Channel Tunnel (and ferry)
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Name 3 kinds of high tech industry
Electronics, telecommunications, computers,
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Name 3 high tech electronics companies
IBM, Apple, Sony
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Why are transport costs generally low for high tech industries?
Most products are low weight and bulk
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Why is it good it is close to London?
London has the main government functions and financial trading
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Why is it good for high tech industries to locate together?
Ideas and knowledge can be share and concentration of suitable skilled workers
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Name a British bio-tech company based in the science park
Vernalis
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How has the government attracted high tech businesses?
tax incentives, cheap rent
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Why is power not an issue?
It is readily available the national grid
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Why are high tech industries suitable to locate near residential areas
They don't create any pollution
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What is the most important resource for high tech industries
Highly educated and talented workforce
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Why do science parks locate on the edge of cities?
More space, less congestion, nicer environment
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When was the science park set up
1970
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Who owned the land the park was built on?
Trinity College, part of Cambridge University
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Name 2 medical products being researched at Cambridge Science Park
Animal vaccines and kidney dialysis machines
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How many companies are located in the park?
150
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How many people work at the park
3,000
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What have most of the workers at the park got in common?
They are mostly university graduates
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