Construction has started on three new state-of-the-art lab and office buildings on The Oxford Science Park (TOSP).

The Daubeny Project is a 450,000 sq ft commercial life science development, expected to complete in 2026, which provides grow-on space for the park’s growing occupiers as well as new companies from the global life sciences sector.

Each of the three buildings will offer enhanced lab infrastructure to support cutting-edge research and have the capacity for up to 70 per cent wet or dry labs on every floor. Each is designed to be flexible.

Landscaped grounds have been designed to increase biodiversity and connect the new development with the park’s existing environmental landscape. The development targets BREEAM Excellent.

Air source heat pumps, cutting-edge ventilation, and state-of-the-art façade first design have been incorporated and the building will use 100 per cent renewable energy sources.

Rory Maw, chief executive of The Oxford Science Park, said: “The Daubeny Project will provide much needed, high quality lab space for companies delivering scientific and technological advancement in the UK, and we are delighted that construction has started.

“Having recently completed the development of The Iversen Building, and with construction of The Ellison Institute under way, The Oxford Science Park is confirming its status as one of Europe’s leading destinations for science and innovation.”

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