Chinook Land on Nottingham Science Park

18th November 2010

A waste to energy company is set to more than double its Nottingham work force after moving into 15,000 sq ft of Grade ‘A’ office space at Blueprint’s No. 1 Nottingham Science Park.

Chinook Sciences Ltd, inventors and developers of an industrial recycling technology called “RODECS”, has agreed to take most of the available space in the south wing of the sustainable development on University Boulevard.

Currently based in Long Row, Chinook Sciences have signed a 5½ year lease and is set to increase its work force from 22 to 48 within the next twelve months on the basis of anticipated demand for its recycling technology as local authorities seek alternatives to land filling waste.

Chinook Sciences is a US based company with its head office in Cranford, New Jersey. Headed by CEO and Chairman, Dr Rifit Chalabi, the business invented and developed its patented industrial recycling technology which is now used globally.

The technology is a non-incineration, thermally efficient, and environmentally safe system to process a wide range of “end stage” waste materials, recovering the energy to produce steam which is used to generate electricity that is then exported to the Grid.

Nick Dunn of NG Chartered Surveyors who represented Chinook said that they had been searching for suitable offices around Nottingham for some time “the difficulty has been that the company is fast expanding and their needs have evolved. No. 1, Nottingham Science Park ticked all the right boxes; it fits in with Chinook’s image and they have the option to take an additional 5,000 sq ft of office space which gives them the safety net to grow if needed.

The lease agreement between Chinook and Blueprint was signed just 3 weeks after negotiations were opened in mid-August, with the owner’s solicitors being instructed by Blueprint’s John Long from a hotel room in San Francisco on the first day of his summer holidays.

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