Harwell

The next chapter of scientific research.

Harwell is an internationally renowned science campus, spanning 710 acres. It’s a commercial science and research cluster that benefits from over £2 billion of world-leading scientific infrastructure.

The campus boasts over 60 years of world-changing innovation, from the foundation of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in 1946 to the opening of the Diamond Synchrotron in 2007. Twenty minutes from Oxford, with London and Heathrow less than an hour away it’s ideally located for national and international travel.

Over 5,500 people work in this vibrant, fast-growing community, in some 225 organisations, including key UK Research Councils, start-ups and multinational organisations that focus on a range of commercial applications including healthcare, medical devices, space, detector systems, computing, green enterprise and new materials.

In joint venture with Harwell Oxford Partners, we’re in a 50:50 partnership with two Government backed agencies, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the UK Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA), to bring forward the next chapter of development at Harwell. This will include state of the art buildings for commercial science agencies and research bodies within a new mixed-use community including several hundred homes.

In June 2016 we completed “Genesis 1”, a 46,000 sq ft light industrial/R&D workspace scheme, which was fully pre-let to five occupiers. Following the success of Genesis 1, we are now working up plans to expand our Genesis program with a number of subsequent buildings in the range of 30,000-60,000 sq ft. 

In November 2016 we began work on a 35,000 sq ft speculatively developed office building, Quad 1, which is the first building of a wider Quad development. It incorporates new laboratory and office facilities, alongside a new gym and restaurant and high quality public realm. We are also on-site with the refurbishment of a portfolio of 4 buildings totalling 73,000 sq ft. 

We are also due to begin work on the Zephyr Building in 2017, a 60,000 sq ft state-of-the-art industrial/R&D facility incorporating laboratory, office and engineering space. 

Find out more at harwellcampus.com.

Type

Public Private Partnership,

Development Partners

Prorus
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
UK Atomic Energy Agency

Date Acquired
April 2014
Location

Didcot, Oxfordshire

Size

710 acres

Architect

Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, Hawkins Brown