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Planning approval for three major new buildings at TOSP is significant for Oxford life sciences sector

Planning approval for three major new buildings at TOSP is significant for Oxford life sciences sector

Plots 23-26 to provide 400,000 sq ft of lab & office facilities

Oxford, UK, March 2 2023 – Planning approval has been granted for three new state-of-the-art laboratory and office buildings on The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), one of Europe's leading locations for science and technology companies. The 400,000 sq ft scheme, the first stage of which is expected to complete by the end of 2024, provides significant grow-on space for the Park’s flourishing occupiers as well as new companies from the global life sciences sector. The approval further cements Oxford’s position as a world-wide centre of excellence for research and innovation.

The planning consent follows a successful public consultation on the development with the local community and the Park’s occupiers. Work on the buildings is expected to create highly skilled local jobs and a significant boost to the regional economy. Biodiversity will be protected and enhanced throughout the development, which will target an Excellent rating under the construction industry’s sustainability standard, BREEAM. This will include sustainable design and reduction of carbon use during construction.

Rory Maw, CEO of The Oxford Science Park, said, ‘Following very constructive discussions with Oxford City Council, we are delighted to have planning permission for these three new high performance laboratory and office buildings on Plots 23-26. I’d like to thank our occupiers and the local community for their support and everyone on the project team for their hard work towards this important milestone. With The Iversen Building due for completion this summer and plans for the Ellison Institute on Plot 18 submitted for approval, The Oxford Science Park is securing its position as the leading centre of innovation activity in Oxford.’


For more information, please contact:

The Oxford Science Park                                                         

Emma Palmer Foster, Strategic Communications Consultant

T: +44 (0)7880 787185





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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 600,000+ sq. ft. of laboratory and office space over the next 3 years. This additional capacity will support the growth of businesses already based on the Park, providing flexible best-in-class workspace accommodation, and enabling new companies to enjoy the Park’s exceptional environment and collegiate and collaborative ethos.

TOSP is home to 3,350 people and more than 70 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, 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 and LinkedIn

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