Planning approval has been granted for three new laboratory and office buildings on The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), one of Europe’s leading locations for science and technology companies.

The 400,000 sq ft scheme, or plots 23 to 26, are set to provide significant grow-on space for the park’s occupiers as well as new companies from the global life sciences sector.

The planning consent follows a successful public consultation on the development with occupiers and the community.

Biodiversity will be protected and enhanced throughout the development, which will target a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. This will include sustainable design and reduction of carbon use during construction.

Rory Maw, chief executive officer of The Oxford Science Park, said “Following very constructive discussions with Oxford City Council, we are delighted to have planning permission for these three new high-performance laboratory and office buildings on plots 23-26.

“I’d like to thank our occupiers and the local community for their support and everyone on the project team for their hard work towards this important milestone.

“With The Iversen Building due for completion this summer and plans for the Ellison Institute on Plot 18 submitted for approval, The Oxford Science Park is securing its position as the leading centre of innovation activity in Oxford.”

The first stage of the scheme is expected to complete by the end of 2024.

Image source: The Oxford Science Park

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