The Park is a major new science and technology development providing much needed space for innovative businesses in the county, it is strategically placed just to the north of Oxford City, adjacent to London (Oxford) Airport and a short distance from the new Oxford Parkway Station, providing excellent access to both Oxford and the surrounding transport infrastructure within the evolving Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London. The North Oxford location of the Park offers an exciting setting for forward looking businesses to call home.
Oxfordshire is already a global brand with one of the strongest economies in the UK fuelled by the results of some of the top companies in some of the most exciting and emerging key sectors at the present; space technologies, AI, automotive, life sciences, creative industries and green technologies to name just a few.
A total of 400,000 sq ft of office, flexible high-tech units and midsize grow-on innovation spaces, all suitable for office, labs, production, manufacturing and research and development use are planned for the Park which is now in its first phase of development.
The hi-tech buildings can evolve and adapt to the ever-changing needs of the innovation landscape. The units will be built to provide a high-quality office style frontage but with the flexible internal space that can allow the office content of the buildings to vary from 25-50% in order to suit the occupiers’ requirements. The result will be the right mix of contemporary design with internal functionality to suit the companies’ exact needs.
All site residents will have access to a variety of well-established nearby and on site amenities; Langford Lane already hosts VIDA Health & Fitness gym for a healthy you, the Early Years Nursery, providing childcare for children from birth to 5 years and of course London Oxford airport, the Thames Valley area’s primary regional and business aviation airport offering lower cost, easy and smarter travel choices.
And in addition to this there will be a new on-site Premier Inn hotel and a Beefater, providing coffee and informal meeting space, as well as restaurant facilities to open to the public in 2020.
The Park’s layout and design will allow for several green spaces and walking and cycling routes where employees will be able to destress and take a break, if needed, from a busy schedule with a selection of nearby pubs over the scenic canal.
In 2019 we have focused on developing a plan to integrate the future of the Park with the existing community and we are looking at how we can get more involved with local schools, clubs and residents.
This is also the second year the Oxford Technology Park is involved in the Cherwell Business Awards, by being the sponsor of the New Business Category, we are looking forward to receiving nominations and applications and getting to meet some new businesses in the district.
The team at the Oxford Technology Park is also part of a larger collective project, where local businesses from the surrounding working hubs will come together with key stakeholders in order to offer a much robust support package to local businesses and we are also now working jointly with a number of partners on the concept of an Innovation Hub in the area.