An 80,000 sq ft R&D scheme at Milton Park has been approved.

Nebula, a series of units proposed for 190-192 Park Drive at the Oxfordshire park, has been designed with space, technology, life science and engineering companies in mind and will promote the growth of start ups and collaboration.

The scheme was approved by Vale of White Horse District Council through the park’s 2012 Local Development Order, which simplifies and speeds up the planning process.

Chris Kimber-Nickelson, development director for MEPC Milton Park, said: “At Milton Park we’re always exploring innovative ways to develop adaptable and state-of-the-art premises for our occupiers, creating spaces that accommodate a range of requirements.

“With construction of the Nebula scheme to begin shortly, we’re excited to welcome a growing number of innovative science and technology companies in need of flexible medium to large-scale research and development space to the park.

“Nebula is evidence of the ambitions shown in our 2040 Vision and will help set the scene for future development, creating a home for dynamic life science and technology companies, large or small.”

Milton Park is aiming for BREEAM Excellent and EPC A on the new scheme. Sustainably sourced materials include laminated timber beams in place of steel.


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