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      What we do/ Our Projects/ Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

      Strategic real estate partners to the world’s largest university spin out venture capital fund

      Schrodinger Building, Oxford

      Client
      Oxford Sciences Innovation plc (OSI) & Portfolio Companies

      Location
      Oxford

      Size
      500,000+ sq ft

      Since formation in 2015, OSI 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. OSI’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 OSI’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+ OSI portfolio companies.

      Schrodinger building, Oxford

      Provision of flexible laboratory space is key for OSI 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.

      OSI 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, OSI

      Awards

      “Cool & Funky Space” – Grassroots, 2020 OxProp

      Oxprop Winners 2020

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

      Oxprop winners 2020

       

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