PLANS have been unveiled for a three-storey office and laboratory block at Oxford Science Park to attract new businesses.

The New Magdalen Centre - as it will be known - has been designed to attract small businesses and start ups with a focus on research and development and technology.

It is hoped the flexible design which caters for smaller laboratory space will encourage businesses to chose Oxford as a location to settle and grow.

There will also be a ground level car park and cycling storage along with changing room facilities.

In submitting the plans, Bogle Architects said: "The project main objective is to provide a new addition to the Magdalen Centre Campus delivering a flexible and contemporary office building, able to provide a range of potential units size.

"It is in direct response to the market demand of smaller ‘incubator’ space for new enterprises on the Science Park."

It added: "The building will have the built-in the flexibility to cater for small laboratory space in order to attract small business and start-ups with a strong focus on R&D and technology."

In total 241 parking spaces would be provided over two plots as part of the scheme with 10 per cent of those having electric charging points.

An air quality assessment admitted additional traffic will be generated on the local road network around Littlemore.

To comment on the plans - before the deadline on February 3 - go to and search the planning reference 17/03419/FUL