Barton House: Planning green light
Oxfordshire, July 20, 2022 – Kadans Science Partner has secured planning permission for a new, purpose-built laboratory and office building at Abingdon Science Park, Oxfordshire. The new build development has been designed with a specialist professional team and Kadans Science Partner in house development team. This investment represents the physical implementation of Kadans long term model to bolster both facilities and the presence of Abingdon Science Park which sits at the heart of the Science Vale, one of the largest R&D clusters in Europe.
To respond quickly and innovatively to an ever-changing landscape of scientific requirements, flexibility was a core driver in the design inception. Considering structural grids, floor loadings, servicing, and ceiling heights to provide long-term highly adaptable space. Matching these principles with informed space planning, the design of the building increases space and light, fundamental to modern working environments and talent retention.
Will Fogden, Development Manager, Kadans Science Partner: “It is exciting to reach this important milestone in the programme: After a flurry of recent lettings, Abingdon Science Park is going from strength to strength. The new scheme, Barton House, will help the Science Park continue to flourish and keep its position as one of the leading campuses in Oxfordshire.”
The scheme also brings forward communal and café space to the park. By providing this central space, it will encourage tenants from across the Science Park to come together and collaborate. Investment of this scale in Abingdon showcases the importance of the science park to the Oxfordshire cluster. The building will bring Kadans world class knowledge in the design, development, delivery and operations of R&D buildings to the cluster. The new scheme will deliver robust lab infrastructure and empowering an ecosystem for further innovation.
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