The owner of Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium has applied to demolish a former bingo hall on part of the site for a new laboratory building.

The former Buzz Bingo hall at the rear of the Ozone Leisure Park, next to the stadium, has been empty for nearly three years. The site is close to The Oxford Science Park and proposed site of the new station on the Cowley branch line.

The part-four/part-five storey building would have a gross internal area of 10,929 sq m including laboratory/R&D space, offices, a ground floor commercial unit, ancillary amenity and service areas and plant. It will have 8,887 sq m of lettable space.

The ground floor commercial unit is likely to be a café/restaurant.

Minimal parking is proposed, other than 40 EV charging spaces, but the application states the site would ‘remain connected to the existing car parking areas to the north and east, which afford a total of 1,838 spaces’.


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