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The Arc – New Development

April 3rd 2023

The Arc’, Set to be the British version of Silicon Valley, sees the new development connecting Oxford and Cambridge. Attracting international investment to the area, the government has allocated £2.5 million to a new regional partnership, while Jeremy Hunt has reaffirmed the commitment to complete the £5 billion project to reopen the former ‘Varsity railway’ between Oxford and Cambridge. The increasing demand for space from science-based businesses has been driving the already promising prospects for new commercial construction contracts across the Arc region.

The Arc will cover a vast area spanning five counties – Oxfordshire, Beds, Bucks, Northants, and Cambridge. The development will be supporting over two million jobs an is considered one of the fastest-growing regional economies in the UK, valued at approximately £110 billion.

The new £150 million Moderna Innovation & Technology Centre, a research and manufacturing facility, is one of the flagship projects. It will be located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Oxford. Scott Brownrigg has been appointed as the architect for the scheme, which is currently in the pre-tender phase. The project is expected to begin later this year and continue for 24 months.

May 23rd 2024

Reflecting on Stress Awareness Month at Witney BIC

April: Stress Awareness Month April was dedicated to Stress Awareness Month, a time to reflect on and address the various stresses in our lives. At WBIC, we recognise the importance of mental health and well-being. Therefore we held a couple of competitions: A walking competition, to motivate our members to […]

April 18th 2024

Congratulations to CloudKubed

Tech for good company CloudKubed has recently moved into new larger office space here at Witney (BIC) to accommodate their rapidly growing team and accelerate plans to make Oxfordshire a technology hub. The Mayor of Witney, Owen Collins, was invited to celebrate and officially open the new office space. CloudKubed […]

April 2nd 2024

WBIC raising 50 Easter Eggs for local Witney Food Bank

The Witney Business and Innovation Centre‘s community recently collected around 50 Easter eggs to donate to the Witney and West Oxfordshire Food Bank, which is part of a nationwide network of food banks supported by The Trussell Trust. This generous donation will provide families in need with the chance to […]