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Introduction

Welcome to The Oxford Science Park

The Oxford Science Park was created in 1991 and is owned and managed by Magdalen College Oxford, one of Oxford’s oldest and most famous colleges with a tradition of academic excellence and entrepreneurship.

The Park upholds the College’s heritage and provides one of the most influential science, technology and business environments in the UK for more than 2,500 people in over 70 companies, ranging from start-ups to SMEs and multi-national organisations.

People who work here enjoy 75 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and an atmosphere of discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship.

We believe that through discovery we build, shape and understand the world in which we live.

Our Values

Through discovery we build, shape and understand the world in which we live.

Collaboration, partnership and community promote a world-leading environment.

Innovation and creativity is at the heart of everything we do.

Our focus is on excellence: in service, in design and in delivery.

We are:

Ambitious, for you and the Park’s future

Effective, providing you with the best environment to thrive

Partnership driven, working with you in the pursuit of excellence

Professional, in everything we do

Visionary, in planning for the future

This is what makes us different.

Oxford is one of the UK’s leading centres for growth in research-led employment.

We are Oxford.

Located just four miles outside the City of Oxford, we are one of the UK’s leading centres for growth in research-led employment, and Oxford’s most dedicated location for success.

Few places can claim to have had as much influence in the future direction of the world as Oxford, defining the city as a global centre, synonymous with excellence in education, research and leadership.

This foundation gives businesses wishing to start, grow or locate to Oxford an exciting advantage. Many sectors succeed in the area in particular including life sciences, computer science, energy, creative and digital, automotive and motorsport and space technology.

The desire to improve people’s lives has been in Magdalen College’s DNA for over 500 years.

Owned and managed by Magdalen College Oxford, The Oxford Science Park upholds the College’s heritage providing one of the most influential environments in the UK.

An Inspirational Environment

The Oxford Science Park provides an environment that inspires creativity. So everything you and your team do will be the best it can be.

Your team are the energy, focus and expertise upon which your business relies to achieve its full potential. Well-being of employees is now a major factor in the business consciousness and decision-making.

The Oxford Science Park understands this and provides your team with a place where well-being is the new amenity: a place that makes the work-life balance far more enriching, from the on site food and drink offerings, to the landscaping and the beautiful fountains and feature lakes, to the annual summer party.

We offer more to your employees, to give a balance that genuinely breeds satisfaction in the workplace and, therefore, a more positive working environment.

The values and environment of the Park ensure businesses of all sizes, operating in any sector, feel welcome and a part of the shared vision of discovery.

The Oxford Science Park provides an environment that inspires creativity. So everything you and your team do will be the best it can be.

Turning vision
into reality

It all started 25 years ago when we built the Magdalen Centre, our very first building on the Park. Considered a creative innovation centre, the Magdalen Centre is a space where companies have the opportunity to grow and develop in an inspiring space, and be part of a community where the ideas and businesses of the future begin.

Conveniently located at the centre of the Park, it is divided into a range of office and laboratory suites, available in varying sizes and lease terms. Labs and equipment are frequently shared between businesses to assist with costs and increase collaboration.

There have been many businesses who have started here, and fully-fledged: Powderject, Circassia, Powdermed, and Oxford Nanopore to name but a few.

Our commitment to discovery and entrepreneurship is central to attracting smaller businesses to locate to the Park to allow them to flourish.

We are a community with a common vision of excellence and a drive to succeed.

The Magdalen Centre is at the very heart of discovery.

To find out how you can join Oxford’s most prestigious Science Park, please click here.

The Magdalen Centre is at the very heart of discovery.

Watch our video, to see the Park for yourself and hear our story.