Reserved matters consent has been given for two new buildings at Oxford University Development’s (OUD) Begbroke Science Park regeneration site.

The scheme is the first phase in the park’s redevelopment and will deliver research facilities for the University’s Mathematical, Physics and Life Sciences departments and associated groups, as well as providing incubation space for spin-out companies. The two buildings, totalling 12,500 sq m will house both academic and commercial research.

Bruntwood SciTech is development manager for the first phase which also includes improvements to sustainable transport infrastructure as well as landscaping and public art.

OUD chief executive Anna Strongman said: “This first phase of our vision to progress the design and development standards of Begbroke Science Park is one step closer to realisation thanks to the consent granted today. These new research facilities will be fit for the future needs of our research community, by providing high quality spaces for innovative work and collaboration.”

The work is the first development by OUD, a £4 billion joint venture between the university and Legal & General.

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