London, 12 February 2024Barton House, located on Abingdon Science Park, is the latest purpose-built laboratory facility to come to the market in Oxfordshire. Kadans Science Partner (“Kadans”) continues to expand this established cluster of innovative businesses on Abingdon Science Park, providing highly capable and flexible laboratory and office accommodation for world leading science to flourish.

Oxfordshire is globally recognised as a leading European city for innovation in Science and Technology, annually contributing approximately £7 billion to the UK economy. The city is home to world-class talent and a flourishing ecosystem of knowledge intensive businesses. The University of Oxford is the world’s #1 research university and for several years has held its position as the leading academic institution in the UK for generating spin-out companies.

This BREEAM Excellent building is designed in two wings of differing sizes, with a 50/50 lab to office ratio, the building can house two separate companies, or provide a unique home for a single business in one of the UK’s prime scientific clusters. The Kadans team can support incoming occupiers in lab design to deliver a bespoke turnkey fit-out allowing for a smooth transition into the building.

The completion of Barton House also brings with it the opening of a brand-new café, adding much welcomed amenity to Abingdon Science Park, enhancing the well-being of occupiers and visitors. Run by Houston & Hawkes, the UK’s only B corp certified caterer, the café will also serve as a point for collaboration and networking opportunities for the scientific Ecosystem in Oxfordshire and the wider community.

Abingdon Science Park already boasts a vibrant community of knowledge intensive organisations including, Genefirst, Sherlock Biosciences, Akamis Bio, Penlon, OxDevice, Helix Geospace and more.

Properties within the Park are jointly leased by specialised science and technology advisors DTRE and Bidwells.

Will Fogden, Senior Development Manager – “It is great to announce the completion of Barton House and see the finished building set within the grounds of Abingdon Science Park. Delivering modern purpose-built laboratory space at scale bolsters the Kadans offering and highlights our ongoing ambitions for the Park.”

Katie Nelson, Head of Leasing – “It is exciting to bring a new type of laboratory product to our existing ownership at The Science Quadrant at Abingdon Science Park. This building is our flagship building on the site and presents a great opportunity for new businesses wanting to join our European Ecosystem and be housed in a highly technical facility.

The addition of the café will provide much needed communal space within the Park, encouraging innovators to gather and collaborate. We look forward to working with potential businesses to expand here.”