Oxford North is a new global innovation district being built on 64 acres of land within Oxford city’s northern boundary.
This new place starts with people, their ideas and ambitions. It’s being built to celebrate and enable them, providing a place for people who want to make their mark on the world.
Oxford North will connect academia and commerce, invention and investment, providing a sustainable place to work, live, learn and socialise.
Oxford North will be a thriving and vibrant new district with innovation and sustainability at its heart.
The project, masterplanned by Fletcher Priest Architects, will deliver 1 million sq ft of new labs and workspaces including a new innovation centre, and 480 new homes.
Around 4,500 people will work there alongside 1,500 residents and who, along with the local community and visitors, will enjoy amenities including a hotel, nursery, shops, bars and cafes, three public parks, and significant investment in travelling around sustainably.
The new district will be a unique home and workplace, for scientists, technologists and inventors, transforming lives and enhancing one of the world’s greatest cities.
Setting a new standard for placemaking, Oxford North will blend culture with low carbon innovation, sustainability with leisure, and open spaces with science. It offers a new model for the future, supporting business, enabling discovery and, above all, improving lives, all in one place.
With access to wide open public spaces and public art throughout, Oxford North is configured to enhance wellbeing. The landscape is designed to enhance biodiversity across the newly-created public parks and facilitate access to nature for residents and visitors.
Woven into the new public parks are spaces for entertainment, events and exercise. Integral to the plans are areas for families and children to enjoy natural play while opening eyes and discovering the future.
At every turn there will be opportunities for enjoyment, delight and new perspectives.
Oxford North is being delivered by Oxford North Ventures GP LLP, a 50:50 commercial joint venture partnership with St John’s College’s development company, Thomas White Oxford, and Cadillac Fairview with Stanhope. The first new homes are being delivered by Thomas White Oxford’s residential partner, Hill Group.
Laing O’Rourke has secured the contract to deliver phase 1a of Oxford North’s £700 million new innovation district to deliver the Red Hall, and the first two laboratory buildings. Oxford North will deliver one million sq ft (92,903 sq m) of laboratory and workspaces,...
Plans have been approved by Oxford City Council to create a new landmark timber cycle pavilion in the heart of Oxford North to provide secure long-stay and short-stay spaces for phase 1a of Oxford’s new £700 million innovation district. Designed by the project’s...
Detailed designs for three new, prestigious laboratory and office buildings which total 458,100 sq ft (42,549 sq m) and will be built as phase 2 of Oxford North, the new £700 million life sciences innovation district, have been resolved to be approved by Oxford City...
Since building works started in August 2021, Oxford North, the new innovation district in Oxford, has created 448 new construction jobs of which 22% were filled by people based in Oxfordshire and eight new apprentices have been employed through the project’s...
Green light for Oxford North’s Red Hall expansion to provide greater amenity, meeting, co-working and workspace
Plans to enhance and expand the Red Hall which will be built at the heart of Oxford North, the new innovation district, which were submitted by Oxford North Ventures, the joint venture company of Thomas White Oxford, the development company of St John’s College,...
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