The knowledge corridor from Oxford to Cambridge is of vital national economic importance; home to leading international universities and science and technology companies. The CaMkOx Arc may prove to be one of the UK’s most economically significant infrastructure ventures, but its delivery isn’t a forgone conclusion.
The £600m venture company started in 2015 and already has 53 spin out companies in its portfolio which has generated over 400 jobs. Their (conservative) projection is for this to hit 1,000 jobs by 2020 and grow by around 500 year on year after that. Companies span across Medical, Engineering and Data/A1.
Harwell Campus is a science and technology hub and home to approximately 240 organisations employing over 5500 people. It’s also known as the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus and the Harwell Science Park. The campus is 12 miles south of Oxford on the A34, between M40 and M4, close to the towns of Didcot, Harwell, Chilton and Oxfordshire. It is part of Science Vale.
The East-West rail link, sometimes known as the Varsity Line, between Oxford and Cambridge is a major UK railway infrastructure project with delivery set for 2030. Bidwells looks at the timeline for completion of this key development.
A listed building is a UK building that is recognised by the Secretary of State (for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) as being of national importance due to its historic significance or architectural merit. The building is placed (or listed) on an official register known as the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
Biosciences and biotechnology are booming in the United Kingdom, with the country set to become the third-largest biotech hub in the world. Many entrepreneurs in the life sciences sector are taking advantage of these prime conditions by founding start-up biotech companies.