From pioneering work in optical technologies and digital switching through to work in advanced software techniques and protocols, Adastral Park is recognised as one of the leading centres of technical innovation in the communication world.

Adastral Park is BT’s Global Research and Development Headquarters. It’s also the home of Innovation Martlesham – a joint initiative by BT and Local Authorities to encourage ICT related companies to Co-locate, Collaborate and Innovate at the Park. Click here to view available office accommodation, or join us at our networking events.

Use the links above to find out more about Adastral Park and read on for the latest news .

All events listed below on the Adastral Park website are open solely to BT staff and people based at Adastral Park.

The Book People will be in the Hub between 11.00-14.30, Tuesday 10 March.

The Adastral Park Singers will be performing in the Hub on Wednesday 11 March in aid of Comic Relief.

Various activities will be taking place in the Hub on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March in aid of Comic Relief.

The Adastral Park Singers will be performing in the Hub on Wednesday 11 March in aid of Comic Relief.

Come and talk to Action Medical Research in the Hub between 11:30-13:30 on Monday 2 March.  The children’s charity will be promoting the Suffolk Sunrise 100 cycle sportive being held on Sunday 10 May 2015.

The Suffolk Police Community Support Officers will be in the Hub from 12.30 on Tuesday 3 March.

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 5 March.

Come and talk to Children’s charity Action Medical Research in the Hub between 11:30-13:30 on Monday 2 March.  Action Medical Research is behind the Suffolk Sunrise 100 cycle sportive being held on Sunday 10 May 2015. There are three route options. The Cool 45 mile route is great if you’re a newbie to cycling or if you’ve been out of action for a while. The more challenging Classic 60 mile and Champion at 103 mile routes are ideal if you’re an experienced or regular sportive rider.

Action is offering a special discount to all people based at Adastral Park, their family and friends. If you enter for either the Suffolk Sunrise or the Essex 100 (Sunday 20 September 2015) by 23:59 Monday 2 March – you will receive a 15% discount off entry. Use code BT15 at checkout: http://www.action.org.uk/suffolk-sunrise-100

Also, if have you done lots of sportives and would like to try and help Action get more people involved – why don’t you encourage a few colleagues and friends to take part, help them along their journey and become their Buddy on the ride. Let Phil Clarke know and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a free ride yourself and a great Action Medical Research cycling jersey.

 

Local leading disability charity Papworth Trust will be in the Hub between 11:00-14:00 on Tuesday 24 February to promote the fundraising and volunteering opportunities that are available to support the work they do here in Ipswich.

Come along and speak to members of the Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm at lunchtime on Wednesday 25 February, if you would like find out more about growing your own vegetables, and making a real contribution to developing the local food economy.

Come along and speak to members of the Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm (Rushmere-St-Andrew) at lunchtime on Wednesday 25 February, if you would like to:

  • Grow your own fresh vegetables, but struggle to find the time
  • Get involved in raising and caring for poultry, pigs and cattle
  • Meet likeminded people in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Make a real contribution to developing the local food economy
  • Unwind in a peaceful, natural environment

The Oak Tree Farm was recently featured in The Guardian’s “Live Better” Campaign. The farm, which is a not-for-profit social enterprise, is currently inviting new members to sign up for a veg share box from June 2015.

Local leading disability charity Papworth Trust will be in the Hub between 11:00-14:00 to promote the fundraising and volunteering opportunities that are available to support the work they do here in Ipswich, including supporting disabled and older people to live their lives to the full in a number of ways.  In Ipswich, their centres on Foundation Street and Museum Street offer a range of learning and leisure activities for disabled people, such as cooking and gardening. They also run youth clubs for young disabled people who need extra support. A 300 mile cycle ride from Wales to Suffolk is one of the many things that are taking place next year, or if you have time to offer you can volunteer on one of the many local projects from gardening to computer skills.  Pop along and chat to Jo Revitt, Corporate Fundraiser, to see how you may be able to help.

 

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 19 February.

The Suffolk Police Community Support Officers will be in the Hub from 12.30 on Tuesday 10 February.

The Book People will be in the Hub between 11.00-14.30, Wednesday 11 February.

MongoDB will be in the Hub concourse from 11:30-13:00 on Wednesday 4 February to talk about common MongoDB use cases, NoSQL document databases in general, and answer any questions.

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 5 February.

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