Office & Laboratory Accommodation
A wide range of high-quality laboratory and office space is available at The Oxford Science Park. From start-ups to big businesses, in multi-occupied or self-contained buildings, the space for your company is available on a variety of leasing terms.
There is over 300,000 sq ft of further development space available across several plots too, so let us know if your company would like to discuss design and build from 25,000 sq ft upwards. Design and build allows companies to have buildings constructed to meet their own specific occupational needs.
Find out more about our buildings below:
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‘It’s an honour to open The Schrödinger Building at the Oxford Science Park, a place where ideas come to life.’
Sam Gyimah, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, July 2018.
Exscientia prides itself on elegant design in our algorithms and drugs and we felt that The Schrödinger Building matched our corporate values of combining innovation and elegance in design.
Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSE FRSC, CEO of Exscientia
The Magdalen Centre
The Magdalen Centre is a first-class innovation centre that provides a variety of office/laboratory space for small to medium sized businesses. It comprises the Sherrington and Whitehead Buildings, with a third part, the Bellhouse Building, recently completed. Accommodation is available from 80 sq ft to 11,500 sq ft. Offices are available either on a virtual or fully serviced basis under a monthly licence agreement.
Download the Magdalen Centre brochure
The Magdalen Centre is named for Magdalen College Oxford, the owner of The Oxford Science Park with a strong commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. Its constituent buildings recognise Nobel Prize-winning biologist Professor Charles Sherrington, famous for his work on the nervous system; expert in homotropy theory, mathematician Professor Henry Whitehead; and one of the University of Oxford’s first academic entrepreneurs, Professor of Engineering Science Brian Bellhouse. All are Magdalen alumni.
The 100,000 sq ft Magdalen Centre is one of the largest innovation centres in the UK.
For further information on available space in the Magdalen Centre, or elsewhere on the Park, please contact Ania Ferenc.
The Schrödinger Building
The Schrödinger Building is named after the Magdalen alumnus and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger.
The Oxford Science Park’s new state of the art office and laboratory building providing 61,538 sq. ft. of high tech space in a range of smaller office suites ranging from 3,775 sq. ft. to whole floors comprising offices and labs up to 17,255 sq. ft.
Architecturally inspiring, The Schrödinger Building is currently home to nine life sciences and technology sector based businesses in floor spaces that promote collaboration and the cross fertilisation of ideas.
Erwin Schrödinger – An Inspirational Scientist
The Schrödinger Building is named after inspirational theoretical physicist Professor Erwin Schrödinger, a Fellow of Magdalen College from 1933-1938.
In 1926 he published the Schrödinger wave equation which enables the energies and properties of molecules and materials to be predicted accurately. Schrödinger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics with British scientist Paul Dirac in 1933, shortly after his admission as a Fellow of Magdalen College.
His 1944 work, “What is Life?”, was also important. Indeed, James Watson and Francis Crick, who uncovered the structure of DNA in 1953, both cited his thinking as influential in their own work.
Schrödinger, who born and died in Vienna (1887-1961), is also known for his ‘Schrödinger’s cat’ thought experiment. Today, his memory lives on in the architecturally inspiring Schrödinger Building which houses a new wave of research and innovation companies.
Space in development –
Ambitious development plans are underway for Plot 16, and planning permission has been granted for this major expansion of the work space available. The two office and laboratory buildings will comprise 168,000 sq ft (15,600 sq m), and the development includes a central raised plaza and wider landscaping.
Construction is planned to commence in Autumn 2020 and the first building should reach practical completion by early 2022.
There are plans underway for the re-opening of the Cowley Branch railway line, with a new Oxford Science Park station alongside the buildings on Plot 16. Providing a direct link to the centre of Oxford, this station will provide a convenient and sustainable transport option for the Park’s occupiers and visitors.
Please contact us here for further information on the development of Plot 16.
Design & Build
Building with purpose
Design and build allows companies to have buildings constructed to meet their own specific occupational needs – for example a new European headquarters or manufacturing facility.
For further information, please contact Scott Harkness at Carter Jonas, our retained property advisor.
The Oxford Science Park offers a variety of design and build accommodation from 25,000 sq ft upwards across several plots.
Meeting Rooms for hire in Oxford
Located 4 miles south-east of Oxford, The Oxford Science Park offers a variety of meeting and conference rooms for hire on an hourly or daily basis which can host between 2- 90 people.
Included in the room hire:
- Free wifi
- Flipchart and pens
- Projector in larger rooms
- On-site parking
- Beautiful outdoor spaces
- Reception service
We also offer:
- Projector in smaller rooms
- Teas, coffees, refreshments
- Catering delivered to rooms
- Onsite dining facilities for entertaining
For a full list of prices, download our meeting room and conference hire brochure.
For delicious food delivered to your meeting, view our hospitality brochure.
Contact Emma Brennan for enquiries and bookings.