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The Oxford Science Park takes lease on Hayakawa Building, increasing innovation space

The Oxford Science Park takes lease on Hayakawa Building,  increasing innovation space

Flexible accommodation to meet high demand for life sciences facilities

Oxford, UK, January 18 2022 – The Oxford Science Park, one of the UK’s leading parks for science and technology companies, has added an extra building to its innovation hub on site by taking a lease on and management of the Hayakawa Building. Adjacent to the Magdalen Centre, the c 35,000 sqft net internal area building is a mix of laboratories, clean rooms and offices, providing flexible space on monthly or annual licences to fast-growing companies.  It provides an important increase in capacity at TOSP as it starts its accelerated building programme alongside its strategic partner GIC.

The building, which has been the headquarters of Sharp Laboratories of Europe since 1991, will be managed as part of the Magdalen Centre which now has a total capacity of over 130,000 sqft.  Initial occupiers include Oxford Nanopore Technologies with others to be announced in due course.

Commenting on the transaction, Rory Maw, CEO of The Oxford Science Park, said, ‘This is an important step for the Park as demand for space, particularly laboratories, continues to rise.  We are excited to add the Hayakawa Building to our innovation centre capacity while we develop new buildings to meet the longer-term requirements of our successful occupiers and other companies joining the Park.’


For more information, please contact:

The Oxford Science Park                                                         

Emma Palmer Foster, Strategic Communications Consultant

T: +44 (0)7880 787185

Notes to editors

About The Oxford Science Park


The Oxford Science Park is majority owned by Magdalen College, Oxford, upholding its research heritage and its strategy to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. Providing an influential science and technology environment, the Park has ambitious plans to create an additional 500,000+ sq ft of office and laboratory space over the next 3 years alongside its strategic partner GIC. 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.

TOSP is home to 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, MiroBio, OrganOx, OxSonics Therapeutics, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, OXGENE, ProImmune, Oxford Science Enterprises, Evox Therapeutics, Vaccitech, Exscientia and Intuitive Surgical.

The Oxford Science Park is located approximately four miles south-east of Oxford city centre, just off the City’s southern ring road. It has easy access to the M40 and A34, as well as to Heathrow Airport and mainline train services. For further information, please visit: or follow us on twitter @OxfordSciencePK

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