Quantum Advanced Solutions Limited (“Quantum Solutions”), an expert in quantum dot sensors/materials development and manufacturing with a range of life science and technology clients, including Merck KGaA, Panasonic Corporation, Nordson, Sony, Imec and the University of Oxford, has secured the letting of 5,551 sq. ft. in the Innovation Quarter (“IQ”) at Oxford Technology Park (“OTP”).
The IQ is a differentiated offering within the wider OTP campus targeting emerging life science businesses with smaller, more flexible space which can accommodate both wet and dry labs, offices and light production. Covering 69,700 sq. ft., the IQ reached practical completion in August this year; it is EPC A rated and is on track to achieve a BREEAM Excellent certification.
Quantum Solutions provides quantum dot sensors and materials to extend the sensitivity of silicon sensors with a wide range of applications such as medical imaging. Established in 2017, Quantum Solutions has been growing rapidly and has chosen Oxford for its new facilities to be closer to existing and prospective customers.
Ian Harris, Director of Asset Management of Life Science REIT, said:
“This is the second letting at the IQ at OTP, proving the concept that emerging life science businesses want more flexible and more affordable space. OTP’s location, close to the academic and research institutions of Oxford and its proximity to Quantum Advanced Solutions’ customer base, was key to their decision to expand with OTP.”
Marat Lutfullin, CEO at Quantum Advanced Solutions said:
“This signifies a pivotal moment for Quantum Solutions, as we embark on a significant expansion of our R&D and manufacturing efforts to bring our sensor and materials products to an increasingly global customer base. The modern facilities at OTP, coupled with their flexible fit-out capabilities, provide an ideal setting for the establishment of our unique and innovative operations. We are honoured to be in close proximity to Oxford University and its vibrant ecosystem.”
OTP has the unique benefit of being 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. An amenity-rich environment is on the park’s doorstep, with a large gym, shops, restaurants and character pubs. Other amenities will also reside within the Innovation Quarter, creating a community hub of innovation at the heart, with access to communal spaces where collaboration can be cultivated along with facilities including a large meeting space.