Oxford seeks masterplanners for science park

Oxford University Development (OUD), the joint venture between the university and Legal & General, is seeking masterplanners and designers for its science park scheme.

OUD revealed in July that it was planning to redevelop the Begbroke innovation district as part of its overall £4bn joint venture.

The site will include a range of new homes, as well as space for R&D companies including spin-outs from the university’s science and technology work.

“We’re looking for a stellar team to design a masterplan that responds to both Oxford's housing needs, a place to live, work, and foster innovation and enterprise,” said Anna Strongman, chief executive of OUD.

Interested masterplanners and designers are required to respond by 3 December 2021, with a shortlist expected by 17 December.