2020

Advanced Oxford welcomes two new members, including The Oxford Science Park

By 11th August 2020 No Comments

We are delighted to welcome two new organisations into Advanced Oxford’s membership.  The Oxford Science Park and Carter Jonas have joined Advanced Oxford, as we continue to work to support the long-term development and success of the Oxford region as a place to live and work.  Advanced Oxford’s goal is to make the Oxford region the most fertile innovation economy in the UK; a globally connected cluster, recognised as the best place to start, grow and locate innovative and knowledge-based businesses.  Both The Oxford Science Park and Carter Jonas share this commitment to Oxfordshire’s innovation eco-system.

Sarah Haywood, Advanced Oxford’s Managing Director said, “We are delighted to welcome Carter Jonas and The Oxford Science Park into our membership at this time.  Both organisations have a long-track record in providing the infrastructure and places that allow commercial science to flourish within the Oxford region and they both bring great expertise to our work.”

Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, CEO of The Oxford Science Park, said. ‘With its focus on making the Oxford region prosper as a great place to live and work, Advanced Oxford’s aims are complementary to ours. As a member we look forward to working with it on important issues such as infrastructure, strategic planning and the green recovery.’

About The Oxford Science Park

The Oxford Science Park is owned and managed by Magdalen College, Oxford. Created in 1991, the Park upholds the College’s heritage and provides one of the most influential Science & Technology environments in the UK. There is approaching 750,000 square feet of workspace accommodation across the Park, which is now home to more than 2,700 people and more than 130 businesses. These range from start-ups based in the Magdalen Centre innovation hub to major international companies and include: Blue Earth Diagnostics, OrganOx, OxSonics Therapeutics, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Sharp Labs Europe, OXGENE, Oxford Sciences Innovation, Evox Therapeutics, Vaccitech, Exscientia, Sensyne Health and Intuitive Surgical.

In addition to being a key property investment, the Park is at the heart of Magdalen College’s strategy to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. It will continue to develop The Oxford Science Park as a long-term strategic asset, with ambitious plans to create an additional 500,000+ sq ft of office and laboratory space on the remaining 12 acres of land over the next 3-5 years. This additional capacity will support the growth of businesses already based on the Park, providing flexible workspace accommodation, and enabling new companies to enjoy the Park’s exceptional environment and collegiate and collaborative ethos. The Oxford Science Park is located approximately four miles south-east of Oxford city centre, just off the City’s southern ring road. For further information, please visit: www.oxfordsp.com or follow us on twitter @OxfordSciencePK

Steven Sensecall, Partner and Head of Carter Jonas Oxford said: “We are extremely pleased to have come on board as a member of Advanced Oxford. Over many years, Carter Jonas has developed and deployed sector expertise, strategic understanding and advice to Oxfordshire’s innovation sector, fostering long-term business relationships to successfully support clients including at Oxford Science Park, UKAEA, Harwell and Culham. Such names resonate at both a national and international level and we are extremely proud of how these innovative firms and centres of excellence continue to make their mark.”

“Advanced Oxford is an ambitious organisation and our joining will help maintain and even strengthen our understanding of businesses working in this area, allowing us to deliver the best solutions for our clients. More widely, it provides a powerful platform and forum for debate and an opportunity to celebrate and champion the pioneering work taking place across the county.”

About Carter Jonas Oxford

Carter Jonas is a leading independent UK property consultancy working with clients to deliver effective and innovative solutions in relation to their property and land assets across the rural, residential and commercial property markets.

Carter Jonas is dedicated to the Oxfordshire property market. Since establishing their office within Oxford in 1925, they have grown to an office of around 90 property specialists providing the full complement of property services across the region. Carter Jonas’s close links with the County and District councils help them to influence development within the region. Carter Jonas is proud to be helping to shape the landscape for future growth.

Their science and technology specialists are dedicated to creating the right space for innovative businesses, working together with leading education and health institutions. Carter Jonas works with many of the region’s science and technology parks, supporting their work in attracting the right talent, contributing to Oxford’s reputation as a world-class hub for innovation.

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