The Oxford Science Park
Rummey Design masterplanned this 60,000 sqm science park for Magdalen College, Oxford. Over 18 years, we negotiated major planning consents and designed all hard & soft landscapes.
The park includes 20 new research / office buildings, a nursery school, incubator units, restaurants and conference facilities. These cutting-edge facilities are designed into an extensive new landscape of lakes, woodlands & nature reserves.
Magdalen College Oxford & Prudential Portfolio Managers
A vision brought to life
The client wished to provide an environment to nurture the commercialisation of university research. They also wished to diversify their historic property portfolio.
The park is now the workplace of 1,000 research & associated staff. It is the preferred location for many research related companies in the Oxfordshire / Thames Valley area.
- Negotiated major planning consents
- Designed hard & soft landscapes
- Landscape maintenance over 20 years
- Overseer of park development over time
During the project duration of 20 years we coordinated:
- 8 firms of architects
- 2 firms of engineers
- 2 project managers
- Several changes of client
A variety of land and waterscapes were designed and established. These include:
- new woodlands
- amenity landscapes - parks & gardens.
- ecological landscapes
- a nature reserve
Our strategy also involved the management of Littlemore Brook, a former drain from Thames Water land.
These landscapes are flourishing and provide significant added value to the Park.
Car parking was woven into the landscape through planted "living structures" and carefully designed ground parking.
Bridges over existing watercourses form attractive amenities, protecting and enhancing the natural ecologies.
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