Oxford Science Park expansion

Three new buildings, which will add more than 400,000 sq ft to the estate at Oxford Science Park, are to be built and a professional services team have been appointed to design the project.

Headquarters space, office and laboratory facilities for science and technology companies will be incorporated into each building.

The team for the project is made up of Bidwells as project managers, Scott Brownrigg is architect and interior designer, Campbell Reith is structural engneer, building services consultant Hoare Lea and cost consultant Alinea. MK Ecology and McFarlane Associates are working on environmental and landscaping aspects and Savills is providing planning services.

The Oxford Science Park is majority owned by Magdalen College and its main objective is to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. The additional capacity planned will support the growth of existing occupiers and allow new companies to move in.

It is hoped to minimise the use of steel and cement-based materials on the project and the design itself is very adaptable and can be demountable and designed for future use.

Detailed planning applications have now been submitted with plans for the completion of the project anticipated by the end of 2024.