24 April 2015

Begbroke Science Park Public Consultation

Begbroke Centre of Innovation and Enterprise (CIE)

The University of Oxford recently held two public consultation sessions relating to the University’s proposals to develop the existing Begbroke Centre of Innovation and Enterprise (CIE).

Begbroke Science Park is owned and managed by the University and provides a flexible and supportive environment encouraging links between start-up science-based companies, their more established counterparts, the University and wider academic community.

The proposed new building at Begbroke Science Park will meet the increasing demand for adaptable and flexible space, offering an environment that will nurture small innovative businesses working across various disciplines including medicine, big data, materials and engineering.

Last year the University received funds through the City Deal Initiative, sponsored by the Government, to develop further incubator units. The funding is split between the proposed BioEscalator at the University’s Old Road Campus in Headington, and the Begbroke Science Park.

The University was granted outline planning permission in April 2014 for approximately 22,000 square metres of research and development floor-space at Begbroke. The University is now looking to apply for planning permission for the detailed design of the proposed development.

While the deadline for feedback has now passed, an electronic version of the display information can be accessed here: Begbroke Information Display Boards (1,337kb). The University is reviewing all feedback and will take it into account before details are finalised and the detailed planning application submitted. 

Any queries regarding the proposals should be sent to: begbroke@admin.ox.ac.uk.