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Construction starts at state-of-the art Daubeny project at The Oxford Science Park

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12 June 2024
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Building has begun on the 450,000 sq ft Daubeny project at the The Oxford Science Park (TOSP), which is poised to promise a big boost to the life sciences sector.

The three state-of-the-art laboratory and office buildings, expected to complete in 2026, will offer enhanced lab infrastructure to support cutting-edge research and have the capacity for up to 70 per cent wet or dry labs on every floor.

READ MORE: The Oxford Science Park poised for further expansion

The development is targeting an 'Excellent' rating under the construction industry’s sustainability standard BREEAM and features air source heat pumps and cutting-edge ventilation.

It includes undercroft parking with provision for 25% electric vehicle (EV) charging, as well as 537 cycle spaces.

"The Daubeny Project will provide much needed, high quality lab space for companies delivering scientific and technological advancement in the UK, and we are delighted that construction has started," said Rory Maw, CEO of The Oxford Science Park.

"Having recently completed the development of The Iversen Building, and with construction of The Ellison Institute underway, The Oxford Science Park is confirming its status as one of Europe’s leading destinations for science and innovation."

TOSP, which sits around four miles south-east of Oxford city centre and is majority owned by Magdalen College, is already home to 3,350 people and nearly 100 businesses.

These range from start-ups based in the Magdalen Centre innovation hub to major international companies and include Enara Bio, Exscientia, Evox, MoA, Ochre Bio, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, OXGENE, Orbit Discovery, Sitryx and Theolytics. The park also hosts the new Oxford campus of the Ellison Institute of Technology.


Giles Gwinnett is a writer at The Business Magazine. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and covered a vast array of topics at a range of media settings - in print and online. After his NCTJ newspaper training, he became a reporter in Hampshire before moving to a news agency in Gloucestershire. In recent years, he has been covering the financial markets along with company news for an investor-focused web portal. His many interests include politics, energy and the environment. He lives in Dorset.

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