Welcome

Welcome to The Oxford Science Park

The Oxford Science Park was created in 1991 and is owned and managed by Magdalen College Oxford, one of Oxford’s oldest and most famous colleges with a tradition of academic excellence and entrepreneurship.

The Park upholds and celebrates the College’s heritage – many of its buildings and roads are named after its famous scientific alumni, such as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin. Click here to find out more about The Schrödinger Building, which opened in 2018.

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“It’s such a hot bed of activity and the perfect location for us as we grow the business.

Being part of this world-renowned community for innovation, creativity and collaboration will help us to access new talent and build new partnerships to take the business forwards.”

George Thaw, CEO of Fuel3D.

The Oxford Science Park is at the heart of Magdalen College’s strategy to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship.

It has long-term and ambitious development plans, expecting to create an additional 300,000+ sq ft of office and laboratory space on the remaining 10+ acres of land over the next 3-5 years.

This additional capacity will support the growth of existing occupiers, providing flexibility with their space requirements, and enabling new companies to join the Park’s unique community.

There is also land adjacent to the Park which provides additional expansion opportunities as the South Oxford Science Village.

The Oxford Science Park is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

 

Find the ideal space for your company at The Oxford Science Park.

Owned by Magdalen College Oxford, The Oxford Science Park upholds its heritage providing one of the most influential environments in the UK.

Part of the science and technology community, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across Oxford

 

See the Park and hear our story by clicking on the video.

Oxford is one of the UK’s leading centres for growth in research-led employment.

Our People

The development and operations of The Oxford Science Park are overseen by our Directors and management team. The experienced team creates a seamless and supportive environment so that our occupiers can focus on growing their successful businesses.

It takes care of all aspects of the Park’s operations: customer services, the working and living environment, development opportunities and leases.

Click on a team member for further information.

Rory Maw

Director of The Oxford Science Park Limited Bursar & Fellow of Magdalen College

Direct +44 (0)1865 276 040
Mobile +44 (0)7796 265 699
Email rory.maw@oxfordsp.com

Byron Byrne

Director of The Oxford Science Park Limited Professor of Engineering Science Fellow of St Catherine’s College

Direct +44 (0)1865 273 028
Email byron.byrne@oxfordsp.com

Piers Scrimshaw-Wright

Managing Director

Direct +44 (0)1865 784 006
Mobile +44 (0)7966 280 128
Email pscrimshaw-wright@oxfordsp.com

Shannon Blaszko

Magdalen Centre & Sadler Building Manager

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email shannon.blaszko@oxfordsp.com

Rory joined Magdalen College as Bursar in March 2014, having been a Partner and CFO of Bridges Ventures, a private equity firm specialising in social impact investment in high growth SMEs and real estate.

Rory’s responsibility is to oversee The Oxford Science Park’s management and development as one of Magdalen College’s key property investments that is at the heart of its strategy to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Previously Rory was an investment banker at Schroders and Morgan Stanley, specialising in mergers and acquisitions for a range of international clients. Rory graduated in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Byron is a Professor in Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, where he teaches broadly across the Engineering undergraduate syllabus, supervises graduate students and leads a wide-ranging research program concerned with offshore engineering problems, collaborating closely with industry.

As a Director of The Oxford Science Park, since 2002, Byron is closely involved in overseeing the Park’s management and development strategy.

A Civil Engineer by training, gaining his doctorate in geotechnical engineering from Balliol College Oxford, Byron is also an Australian Rhodes Scholar and holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

A science and business park specialist, Piers is the Park's Managing Director, responsible for leading the on-site team, asset management and the ambitious development plans.

Piers is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in development and asset management. A former Director at Arlington, then Goodman, Piers was responsible for the development of Uxbridge Business Park (with significant HQ lettings to Bristol-Myers Squibb and Amgen), the acquisition and development of Colworth Science Park and Harwell Oxford, and then an ambitious development programme in France, Spain and Germany. More recently, he has been involved in a niche UK Science Park start-up company. Piers began his career at GVA in London.

Shannon is responsible for the Park’s two main buildings: Magdalen Centre and Sadler Building.

Having worked at the Park for more than 10 years, her role is to help let and manage office and laboratory space to those companies who are either already located on the Park that need to expand, or those new companies that wish to locate here.

She oversees the provision of a corporate headquarters style reception area, telephone switchboard service, broadband internet connections, and other essential amenities including catering, meeting room and conference facilities.

Robert Horsfield

Park Services Manager

Direct +44 (0)1865 784 025
Mobile +44 (0)7989 498 720
Email robert.horsfield@oxfordsp.com

Paul McGuinness

Assistant Manager, Magdalen Centre

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email paul.mcguinness@oxfordsp.com

Julien Such

Food & Beverage Manager

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email julien.such@oxfordsp.com

Tom Bulger

Management Accountant

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email tom.bulger@oxfordsp.com

Rob has worked on the Park for 11 years and is responsible for ensuring the Park runs smoothly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

His day-to-day management includes landscaping, environment, security, mechanical and electrical, health & safety, service charge, and transport.

After graduating as a mature student from South Bank, Rob took a path into Facilities Management and held a variety of roles working for the Royal Mail, Romec and finally at the Unique Pub Company.

Paul works to support the Magdalen Centre and Sadler Building Manager in providing excellent space for companies to thrive through letting office and laboratory space, and the provision of support services and amenities.

Julien brings 22 years’ catering experience to ensure that the Park’s food and beverage provision is exceptional.

Julien is responsible for the Sadler Building’s fully licenced bar, brasseries, restaurant and a ‘Grab and Go’ kiosk; plus Café Magdalen’s Barista coffee, hot drinks, sandwiches and snack provisions, and full lunchtime menu. He runs a fantastic on-site team from chefs to waiting staff that all share his passion for food, drink and people.

He is also responsible for the many events and weddings held at the Sadler Building.

Julien started his career as a classically trained chef specialising in patisserie, and went on to complete a degree in Hotel Business Management.

Tom is a Chartered Management Accountant with more than 12 years’ accounting experience having worked as Management Accountant at Oxford Brookes University for nearly five years.

Prior to that he worked in a similar role for Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust for two years, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for nearly three years. He started his accountancy training at Stagecoach Group plc.

Tom’s role covers the budgeting, financial accounts and management accounts involved in the Park’s efficient daily operations. He is part of the on-site team based in The Magdalen Centre.

Ania Ferenc

Business Liaison Assistant

Phone +44 (0)1865 781 300
Email ania.ferenc@oxfordsp.com

Emma Brennan

Magdalen Centre Receptionist

Phone +44 (0)1865 784 000
Email emma.brennan@oxfordsp.com

Ania’s main duties involve liaising with occupying companies, visitors and contractors in a friendly manner, and reception duties in both the Magdalen Centre and Sadler Building.

She is also responsible for administrative tasks, such as managing postal services, inputting purchase ledger invoices onto the accounting system, calculating hospitality charges, administrating virtual office services, assisting with monthly invoicing procedure, and secretarial support to Centre Manager.

She also promotes events on the Park, including assisting with marketing materials.

Emma’s role is to ensure that the Magdalen Centre’s many occupiers and their visitors are looked after to the highest of standards.

A story of continuous growth

 

1989-1999

1989 Planning permission for The Oxford Science Park, for formation & growth of science firms

1991 First building, The Magdalen Centre innovation hub, opened by UK Prime Minister John Major

1992 Sharp Laboratories’ European research centre opened

1994 Edmund Cartwright House constructed

1996/1998 Medawar Centre and Florey House completed

2000-2009

2000 Completion of Hinshelwood Building

2002 The Magdalen Centre doubled in size, creating largest innovation hub in Oxfordshire

2004 Completion of Oxfordshire’s first commercially available fitted laboratory suites

2007 Completion of The Sadler Building, a major new amenity building with additional space for the innovation hub

2008 Fletcher House, Winchester House and Minerva House completed

2009-2019

2010 Introduction of the ‘HUB’ office suites in The Magdalen Centre for micro-businesses

2016 Planning application approved for The Schrödinger Building

2018 Opening of The Schrödinger Building by Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State

2019  Start of construction for The Magdalen Centre extension

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