Oxford Sciences Enterprises (OSE)

Oxford Sciences Enterprises (OSE) & Portfolio Companies
500,000+ sq ft

Since formation in 2015, OSE has built a portfolio of over 100 companies, worth over $2bn, within the Oxford ecosystem. Our challenge is to keep ahead of demand through advising and delivering a pipeline of workspace for their rapidly expanding portfolio.

The University of Oxford produced more start-ups (worth >$1bn) than any other European university over the past decade, aiming to create 20 new companies per year going forward. OSE’s portfolio spans life sciences, deep tech, health tech and software and AI, tackling challenges like the diagnosis and treatment of devastating rare diseases, cancer, sustainability, nuclear fusion, quantum computing and cyber-security.

We have the privilege of supporting the growth of these companies at the cutting edge of science by building a strategic pipeline of real estate. Our role is to support in delivering a real estate strategy, acquire buildings, and fit out for laboratory, R&D, or technical use.

Beneath the H B Allen Centre, we delivered OSE’s award-winning ‘Grassroots’ incubator. We have also been identifying and converting commercial stock into laboratories, including the Schrodinger and Sherard Buildings, providing advice and services to 30+ OSE portfolio companies.

OSI - Sherard Building - Lab
Schrödinger building, Oxford

Provision of flexible laboratory space is key for OSE given the growth trajectory of their companies. This is a venture capitalist who pushes the boundaries - with their portfolio, with real estate, and with us. We like that. Together, we are creating award-winning workspaces that are cultivating science.

CGI - Sherard - Office
OSE would not hesitate to recommend the Bidwells team. Simply put, we would not want to undertake a project without them.
Pete Wilder - Head of Property, OSE


“Cool & Funky Space” – Grassroots, 2020 OxProp

Oxprop Winners 2020

“Project of the Year” – H B Allen Centre, 2020, OxProp

Oxprop winners 2020


Get in touch with our team


Sam Potts

Partner, Building Surveying

Sam is an award-winning building surveyor, creating leading-edge workspaces for science, research and technology businesses.

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Rob Beatson

Partner, Business Space Agency

Highly experienced in developing and implementing strategic real estate advice to his clients, Rob is a safe pair of hands to help advise both developers and occupiers.

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