The establishment of an 'open' community laboratory for the facilitation of: job experience for young science graduates, access to science facilities for underprivileged schools, and providing a communal development space for independent researchers.
This will involve two spaces; a public and 'member' space. The public space will act as a 'science exhibition': a combination of interactive scientific displays and informative exhibits, alongside displays from the members that promote their research to the visitors. The member space will be in the form of general laboratories. Here work experience students will provide services (such as soil testing) for a nominal fee to the public. Independent researchers with a membership will have the oppourtunity to use the space to develop their concepts in a safe environment. When requested, the laboratories can be made available to schools for their classes. This would provide a quality learning space, that would hopefully encourage continuation of the STEM subjects in younger generations.