The proposed landscaped plaza


Landscape-led new R&D space

Oxford’s successful R&D economy needs more space – especially within walking distance of the city centre and the station – and these proposals respond to that demand.

As it stands, the existing site delivers little for the surrounding area and the ‘big box’ retail units currently here are not in tune with modern shopping trends and what customers want. There is an opportunity to make better use of the site and to reduce the large amount of car parking to encourage more active travel.

We plan to transform the site, create new workspace in this highly sustainable location, and enhance the character of the site with substantial new landscaping.


This will be an important building for the city and a potential catalyst for the wider improvement of the Botley Road area – and we want to set a high standard. Our plans completely reimagine the current buildings and car parking arrangements with new structured landscaping, greenery throughout, new trees and a wide range of biodiversity enhancements.

Science on show

The new workspace will be integrated into the city, not separate from it. The site will invite the community in, putting the ‘science on show’, and featuring a public café and accessible pathways and walking routes through the site.

Key documents & downloads

Click here to download documents and information:

  • Consultation Flyer
  • Consultation banners
  • Presentation slides showing revised proposals December 2022

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