A new science facility in Oxford is ready to welcome its first occupants.

Nova, tailored for the mid-tech, research and development and life sciences sector, resides at the heart of Oxford's life sciences area and stretches across 43,745 sq. ft.

It boasts an EPC A+ rating, which indicates a strong energy efficiency, and aims to achieve BREEAM Outstanding, a feat that would make it one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind.

The facility has been designed with a "statement" frontage and reception.

Set within a secure and self-contained location, 20 per cent of the building is office space, and this can be expanded to suit the occupier's needs.

It is situated close to two of Oxford’s most influential science areas - Oxford Science Park and Arc Oxford.

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The building also has on-site renewables, 46 cycle parking spaces, and 25 per cent of its 50-space car park is allocated for electric vehicles.

The facility has been developed by Wrenbridge and Buccleuch Property and subsequently bought by IM Properties.

Rob Hemus, asset director for IM Properties, said: "Nova is the first of its kind in the area, and its versatility is attracting enquiries from a range of sectors who not only need the technical design specification it offers but also the credentials of such a statement building geared towards modern occupiers looking to attract and retain top-tier talent.

“It’s sustainable design and attractive setting within a wildlife garden with pond and landscaped breakout and amenity space, puts social responsibility and employee wellbeing front and centre to help achieve the work-life balance employees are looking for."

He said Nova is the "future of the workplace and the evolving local market to enable businesses to stand out from the competition".

James Feltham, director at Wrenbridge, said: "We are delighted to have completed this best in class, highly sustainable ‘mid-tech’ building.

“Its delivers much needed space into the Oxford life science market and reflects the evolving requirements of occupiers.

"Nova reflects the continued commitment by Wrenbridge and their partners Buccleuch Properties and IM Properties to delivering best in class assets."

Sandy Smith, development director of Buccleuch Property, added: "The delivery of Nova, targeting a market-leading standard of BREEAM Outstanding, has been a real team effort.

"Successful collaborations are at the heart of what we do, and it’s wonderful to see all the hard work of our JV partners at Wrenbridge, and of the professional team, come to fruition.

"We look forward to working on more projects together.”

Available for immediate occupation, leasing enquiries are being exclusively handled by Carter Jonas and Colliers International.