Begbroke Science Park expansion

For nearly two decades, the University’s Science Park at Begbroke, five miles from Oxford city centre, between Yarnton and Woodstock, has been home to a wide range of research and development activities, playing a vital role in Oxford’s ‘impact and innovation’ strategy and in the wider local, regional, and national economy.

The Science Park sits at the centre of land earmarked in the Cherwell District Council’s Local Plan Partial Review for a high-quality mixed-use development. This will comprise a range of research and development facilities, new homes and associated social and physical infrastructure, including schools, community centres, space for leisure and recreation, and excellent sustainable transport links to Oxford.

The University’s strategic vision, as part of its mixed use “innovation district”, is to provide housing for University staff, postgraduate researchers, and members of the wider community. This proposed wider development would allow the University to develop the Begbroke site into a new and cohesive community that responds to both Oxford’s housing needs and the economic attraction of the Science Park as a place to live, work, and foster innovation and enterprise.