Oxford Technology Park’s Innovation Quarter is taking shape with steelwork for the frame of the building now well underway, and handover of the first units expected to take place by the beginning of next year.
Aimed at accommodating the rapid growth of Oxford’s technology companies, the Innovation Quarter will comprise of 11 two-storey buildings of striking contemporary design, from 5,160 sq.ft. to 7,045 sq.ft. available individually or in combination.
Each unit will provide highly flexible space to suit the varied needs of technology and science-based occupiers. Ground floors will be presented in a shell format ready for tenant’s further fit-out, capable of use for the full range of laboratory, R&D and light production purposes. First floors will be finished to a Grade A office specification but can be readily adapted to technical uses if required.
Bespoke laboratory fit-out packages are also available, offering individual tenants a complete turn-key solution.
Externally, buildings will be arranged in two terraces flanking a central service area, offering scope for external storage, e.g gas cages, as well as generous loading, parking and amenity space. Public facing elevations will be finished in full height glazing and offer an impressive contemporary appearance.
The Innovation Quarter will also provide communal space for its business community.
Angus Bates, owner and developer of Oxford Technology Park, said: “It is fantastic to see progress on the Innovation Quarter taking shape. With such high-calibre and flexible office, Research & Development, laboratory and production space in a prominent location at the commercial centre of innovative activity with London Oxford Airport, Begbroke and the high-tech/life-science hubs of Oxford all in close proximity, we are already receiving strong interest from regional operators across the science and technology industry. To secure pre-lets we are encouraging interested businesses to get in touch now, which will enable us to design the fit-outs and space to the specifications of tenants who sign-up.”
Oxford Technology Park is a major new science and technology park providing the next generation of office, Research & Development, laboratory and production space at the heart of Oxfordshire’s Knowledge Economy spine. Extending over 20 acres and with planning consent for more than 400,000 sq.ft. of built space, Oxford Technology Park is destined to form an integral part of the city’s science and technology-based expansion to the North.
The Innovation Quarter forms the next phase of development on the Park, following on from the completion of a 49,000 sq.ft. HQ facility for Native Antigen, the 34,125 sq.ft. landmark, lab-enabled office Building One and a 101-bedroom hotel and restaurant.