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Phase two of £700m Oxford North life sciences district given green light


Phase two of the £700m Oxford North life sciences innovation district has been approved by Oxford City Council.


Praxis and Veld Capital buy Birmingham campus Brindleyplace for £125m


Property investment platform Praxis and private credit investor Veld Capital have bought Birmingham’s mixed-use campus Brindleyplace in a deal worth £125m.

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Carter Jonas’s Katherine Jones on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc: a revitalised vision or ruin?

By Katherine Jones

An arch is one of the most enduring structures within architecture, and has a unique ability to link two separate elements with strength and beauty. The Oxford-Cambridge Arc, conceived before the pandemic and political uncertainty disrupted planning and development, was intended to create a strong link between the cities of ...

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Real Estate Balance’s Liz Peace on adopting the right mindset for life sciences innovation


The real estate industry seems to display a lemming-like tendency to follow a fad. Once it was shopping centres, then student accommodation, followed by big sheds and logistics. And now it is life sciences.

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Creating the labs of the future

By Greg Pitcher

Flexible laboratory space in prime locations is increasingly in demand.

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Industry cheers Hunt’s life sciences ‘war chest’


Experts say £650m government package will help companies in the sector grow

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Chancellor unveils £650m ‘war chest’ for life sciences sector


Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced a £650m “war chest” alongside a promise to fire up the UK’s life sciences sector by shaking up planning rules and encouraging investment.

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UK Biobank to develop new HQ at Manchester Science Park


UK Biobank is set to move to Bruntwood SciTech’s Manchester Science Park after receiving £127.6m research funding for the development of a new headquarters at the site.

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