Oxford: Biotech company expands at business park

Biotechnology company Oxford Biomedica has secured a deal with Arlington to take 11,390 sq ft of offices at Building 9400 at Oxford Business Park on a 10-year lease.

The space will house the firm’s corporate team and is an addition to the 90,000 sq ft Oxbox manufacturing facility which the business already occupies at the business park.

Nick Page, chief operating officer of Oxford Biomedica, said: “Oxford Business Park is already home to our manufacturing facility known as Oxbox, which is in operation for our viral vector manufacturing activities and also supporting the manufacture of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate. In March 2020, as our activities and workforce expanded, we took the decision to relocate our corporate headquarters team from our existing HQ to a new office location on the Park. Arlington have helpfully accommodated all of our commercial requirements with the new office and we are delighted with the quality of the building and the wider environment.”

Dan Williams, development director at Arlington’s Oxford Business Park, added: “Oxford Biomedica is at the forefront of the life science community in Oxford and recognised globally for their gene and cell therapies, and we are delighted to be able to help with their growth aspirations at the Park. As an existing customer of ours they are familiar with the high quality of our amenity rich environment and our customer focused approach and we look forward to continuing this exciting partnership with them for many years to come.”

Letting agents at Oxford Business Park are VSL, Lambert Smith Hampton and BNP Paribas Real Estate.

Source: CoStar