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National Horizons Centre

A UK centre of excellence for the bioscience industry bringing together industry and academia.

The National Horizons Centre (NHC) is an exciting new £22m research, teaching and training facility sitting at the heart of a cluster of excellence on Darlington's Central Park alongside the National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and the Centre for Professional and Executive Development.

The NHC has been established to address the growth needs of the bio-based industries set to transform the UK economy, including biologics, industrial biotechnology and bio-pharmaceuticals. It brings industry and academia together, to provide the sector with knowledge, skills, talent and facilities to support its development and growth.


on-site parking

high specification AV equipment

free Wi-Fi

a wide variety of catering options

Room layouts

Our meeting rooms can be arranged by our professional office support staff to meet your specifications. Whatever type of event you are holding, our conference rooms can be adapted to hold seminars, board meetings, training sessions, screenings and more.

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Maximum capacity: 16

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Maximum capacity: 16

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Maximum capacity: 56

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Maximum capacity: 16

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We guarantee quality. All our business services carry the Customer First Standard, a quality mark recognising excellent customer service. And we can also help you source financial support.

Our business service charter sets out our commitment to a professional business service for all our clients.