Jeanette Walker is on a mission. She's the project director at Cambridge's BioMed Campus the healthcare village that now has outline planning consent for 70 acres.
After having jumped through those hoops, got the consent, and got Papworth Hospital to commit to a move onto the site in 2015 (alongside the University of Cambridge, the School of clinical medicine, The medical research council, Addenbrookes Hospital and Rosie Hospital) it's now ready to put up its first commercial space.
Prefunding is out of the question and it's looking for a prelet - who isn't - but Jeanette says she's reasonably confident from the conversations they've been having that it will happen. If they can secure 35-40,000 sq ft either in one deal or a few, then that will allow then to crack on with a 100,000 sq ft she says.
Click below to hear Jeanette discuss funding, tenants, getting that first prelet and Plan B.