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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.

February 28th 2024

WBIC Heart Month Raffle Success

In the heart of Witney, a heartwarming initiative took place this February. Witney Business and Innovation Centre decided to join in the spirit of Heart Month by organising a simple yet impactful raffle. With the support of local businesses like Costa Witney, Trustin Foods, and neighbouring shops, they managed to […]

December 19th 2023

Raising £260 for the local Witney food bank

‘Tis the season for giving, and here at Witney Business and Innovation Centre, we’re excited to be part of something truly special. Our dedicated Customer Experience Assistant, Laura, has taken charge in organising a heartwarming Christmas Raffle to support the Witney and West Oxfordshire Food Bank during this festive time. […]

May 31st 2023

Oxford Innovation Space Centres Collaborate to Raise Funds for Charity Mind

In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, the Oxfordshire cluster of Oxford Innovation Space centres joined forces to organise a highly successful “wellness” raffle. With the goal of raising funds for the renowned charity organisation Mind, the centres came together and donated some amazing prizes to create an […]