Green light for office space at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

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Quad Two building,

Planning permission has been secured for the Quad Two building at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

The new Quad Two building will provide 47,000 sq ft of ‘Grade A’ office space for science and technology companies at the UK’s major science hub in Oxfordshire.

The building has been designed to provide flexible office space so that three of the four floors can be let to single or multiple tenants.

A roof terrace will allow occupiers to take advantage of the views across the carefully curated landscape of the Campus and surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The main entrance includes a double-height reception and breakout space.

The Quad Two building is the third in a series of developments that will form a collegiate style quadrangle alongside Harwell’s Becquerel Avenue.

A competitive, collaborative advantage

Angus Horner, Harwell Campus director said: “Harwell Campus is a world-leading home for fast growth science and technology organisations.

“This new building will enable companies looking for a competitive, multi-cluster, collaborative advantage to be located alongside some of the brightest minds in the country, delivering world-leading research and life-changing technologies.

“As demand for Grade A accommodation for ambitious science and tech companies has continued to grow across the UK we are delighted to be able to meet this requirement in the form of Quad Two.

“With a total of 1.5 million sq ft to be developed by the mid-2020s we look forward to welcoming many more people to Harwell in the coming years.”

Oliver Milton, partner at Hawkins Brown, commented: “Hawkins\Brown are delighted that Quad Two has been granted planning permission. The building is the next step in the development of a series of buildings organised around a formal landscaped quad.

“It continues our involvement at Harwell Campus which is one of the UK’s innovation hotspots.”

Work is due to start on the Quad Two building in Q1 2021 and completion is expected 2022.

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