Oxford Technology Park unveils plans for the Innovation Quarter
Oxford Technology Park, the major new science and technology park for Oxford, has unveiled plans for the Innovation Quarter – 11 two-storey buildings of striking contemporary design, to accommodate the rapid growth of Oxford’s science and technology companies.
From 5,160 sq.ft. to 7,045 sq.ft. apiece, each unit will provide highly flexible space to suit the varied needs of technology and science-based occupiers from spin-outs and start-ups to second and third generation businesses that require grow-on space.
Ground floors will be presented in a shell format ready for tenant’s fit-out and 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. Externally, buildings will be arranged in two terraces flanking a central service area, offering scope for the installation of technical plant, as well as generous loading, parking and amenity space.
Oxford Technology Park also has the unique benefit of its convenient location at the heart of the North Oxford eco-system and neighbouring Begbroke and the high-tech/life-science hubs of Oxford.
Since the inception, sustainability has been the principal ethos of the park, meaning the Innovation Quarter’s environmental credentials, which will be rated BREEAM Excellent, will include carpet tiling from recycled materials, automatic movement and daylight sensitive lighting, mixed mode mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, energy monitoring system, solar gain resistant enhanced cladding and electric vehicle charging points.
Along with the latest facilities, the Innovation Quarter will provide communal space where a business community can form, where collaboration can be cultivated and where innovation can thrive.
Works have started and the space is due for completion in the Autumn this year.
The Innovation Quarter follows on from the development of a 49,000 sq.ft. HQ facility for Native Antigen, the 34,125 sq.ft. landmark, lab-enabled office Building One which will be ready in the summer and the 101-bedroom hotel and restaurant.
As Oxford Technology Park looks to welcome the first businesses to the park, it has recently launched its eNewsletter – The Bubble and its own industry podcast – OX TECH TALKS, which will feature the most prominent thought leaders and business professionals in the science and technology sector from across Oxfordshire.
Each episode will share insights and practical advice to help businesses navigate the changing landscape as well as focusing on the ever-evolving business world of science and technology at the heart of Oxfordshire’s A34 Knowledge Economy spine.
The first series will focus on the business journey, from the state of the market, starting and growing a business, pivoting or exiting to managing an established business, along with noticing the warning signs of decline and how to adapt and reinvent your business for continued success.
Future episodes will also cover topics on innovation and trends in the science and technology sectors, such as: the revolution of AI & Data analytics, open source software, advanced medical technologies and sustainability.
Episode 1 of Ox Tech Talks Podcast is available now via: https://oxfordtechnologypark.com/podcast/introduction-oxford-technology-park/ as well as Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Subscribe to The Bubble, view Ox Tech Talks podcast and for more information about Oxford Technology Park, visit our Available Space Page. To make an enquiry regarding available space contact the letting agents Bidwells and Benedicts or Lauren Bates of Oxford Technology Park direct.