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Willmott Dixon appointed on University of Oxford's Framework

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to University of Oxford’s £1.5bn framework, contributing to the university’s ambitious estate plans.

Willmott Dixon has delivered significant projects across Oxfordshire including the RAL Space facility at the Harwell Science Campus and numerous residential projects for Oxford City Council. Now, through the framework, the contractor will be delivering projects for the university with a value between £5m to £20m alongside other contractors.

Kadans Science Partner invests in Stevenage UK enabling future growth of the research & development base

Kadans expands its presence in the United Kingdom by adding its second research hub in the country to its Pan-European science park portfolio. 

PM hails ‘world-leading’ fusion research at Culham Science Centre

The visit marked a Government announcement on plans to develop a new fast-track visa route for the brightest and best scientists to continue to move to the UK after EU Exit.

During his visit, the Prime Minister was shown the work UKAEA is doing to harness the huge potential of nuclear fusion as a low-carbon energy source. This included the new MAST Upgrade fusion experiment, which is researching a compact design for future fusion power stations.

Isomerase scaling at Chesterford Research Park

Isomerase has secured the first pre-let within the Newnham Building at Chesterford Research Park.

The move to Suite 4 of the new building on its completion in mid-2020 will facilitate planned future growth for the successful natural products discovery and development provider. 

Culham Science Centre unveils new facility to support driverless car technology

Culham Science Centre announces the completion of a new £5.8 million facility, built to support the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) a sector estimated to be worth £907bn by 2035.

The CAV facility named ‘Pit Lane’ due to its resemblance of a Formula 1 garage, has been developed at Culham Science Centre by RACE, the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, supported by OxLEP and the Local Growth Fund in addition to the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV).

Sci-Tech Tenants generated £130m annual sales in 2018

Sci-Tech Daresbury has revealed that more than £130 million in sales was generated by the campus in 2018, according to data revealed in its annual tenants’ survey.

The study of 112 businesses has reported another year of strong growth for the Liverpool City Region campus, with annual sales growth of 22 per cent in the past 12 months. 

Oxford Science Park continues ambitious expansion plans

Following an architectural competition for a compelling contemporary design in 2018, involving four first-class international practices, and after open consultation with the local community, The Oxford Science Park has filed for detailed planning permission for a major new phase of development on its Plot 16.

Collaboration drives £20m boost for Sci-Tech Daresbury companies

The impact of the collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury delivered a £20.3m boost in 2018 for companies based at the award-winning science and technology campus. 

The total business value - an uplift of £3m on 2017 – is revealed in the latest tenant survey to be conducted by Sci-Tech Daresbury and is evidence that the campus is continuing to achieve its aim of accelerating growth for high-tech tenant businesses by encouraging collaboration.

Oxford BioEscalator will strengthen region’s bioscience ecosystem

Baroness Nicola Blackwood of North Oxford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation, has officially opened the Oxford BioEscalator. 

The BioEscalator is a new innovation centre for high-potential, early-stage medical science companies co-located alongside Oxford University’s world-class medical research at the Old Road Campus, Headington. It is one of four innovation centres in Oxfordshire supported by the government’s City Deal.

Newcastle Helix launches Biosphere

Dr. Fiona Marshall, Global Head of Neuroscience Discovery, MSD visited Newcastle to mark the official launch of The Biosphere.

Located at Newcastle Helix, The Biosphere is a specialist lab facility tailored to commercialisation of life sciences. It provides biology and chemistry laboratories and high-quality office space.