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The UK Space Agency to Open New Headquarters and Regional Offices

By Mark Holmes | March 25, 2024

The UK Space Agency’s new headquarters, the Quad Two building at the Harwell Science Campus’ Space Cluster in Oxfordshire. Photo: UKSA

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is expanding across the United Kingdom, opening a new headquarters in Harwell, Oxfordshire, and regional offices in Scotland, Wales, and the Midlands. The aim is to give further support to the space sector across the United Kingdom. The UKSA made the announcement on March 25.

The new headquarters at Harwell is due to open in June, while offices at William Morgan House in Cardiff, and Space Park Leicester will open in April, with the office at Queen Elizabeth House, in Edinburgh, opening later in the summer.

The U.K. space sector is growing faster than the rest of the U.K. economy. It’s worth over 17.5 billion pounds ($22.05 billion) per year and employs over 45,000 people, while satellites underpin 360 billion pounds ($453.56 billion) per year of wider economic activity.

“This is a transformational moment for the UK Space Agency, responding directly to the feedback that the agency should be embedded in the sector. Our new headquarters, located at the UK’s biggest space cluster in Harwell, will connect to regional offices in Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Leicester, and our existing London and Swindon teams, helping us recruit space talent from across the nation and deliver the National Space Strategy.  This will place the UK Space Agency at the heart of the space sector we serve, boosting growth, improving relationships with regional organizations and supporting a strong, diverse and connected sector,” Paul Bate, CEO of UKSA said in a statement.