The Harwell Science & Innovation Campus Limited Partnership

At 710 acres, The Harwell Campus is the largest science campus in the UK and is the only location in the world with a collection of large-scale scientific equipment, making it of national significance.

It is home to over 250 public sector organisations and the UK’s largest space cluster of 60+organisations. We have been involved with the science community on a daily basis and have an in-depth understanding of this complex market, which is important to Oxfordshire’s growth.

What we did

  • We acted as business space agents, involving guidance on the form of new buildings, fielding enquiries, scouting for occupiers in target sectors and negotiating property transactions

  • We project managed Quad One, a new-build 37+ sq ft , three storey office and laboratory building. It is the first of four buildings set around a new quadrangle.

  • We found solutions to ecological and landscape challenges



  • Bidwells are intrinsically involved with the success of the Harwell Campus, from the form of new development to delivering new buildings

  • We developed an envelope design which was both affordable and desirable to the client and Local Planning Authority

  • We established a robust tender contract to fix construction costs, reduce risk and meet client expectations

  • In view of our involvement with Harwell, we have been invited to join groups interested in the growth of Oxfordshire’s knowledge economy, sitting alongside universities and other stakeholders.


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