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Breakthrough Properties Breaks Ground on Oxford Life Sciences Center

Published 11/21/2023
Trinity by Breakthrough
Trinity by Breakthrough
Trinity by Breakthrough
Trinity by Breakthrough

Breakthrough Properties broke ground in October of 2023 on a 210,000-sf life sciences center in Oxford in the United Kingdom. Designed by Niazi Roden, Trinity by Breakthrough will provide 160,000 sf of Class A lab and office environments complemented by world-class amenities. The six-story facility will offer flexible floorplates of up to 40,000 sf serviced by robust mechanical and electrical systems. A jettied ground floor will create sheltered areas for informal interaction and exchange while maximizing the public outdoor landscape.

Breakthrough acquired the site and is financing the development through its Breakthrough Life Science Fund and a £137 million construction loan. Strategically sited at the gateway of the 88-acre ARC Oxford business park, the project is targeting Net Zero Carbon in Construction and a minimum of BREEAM Excellent certification. Integrating photovoltaic arrays spanning 17,000 sf, the highly efficient structure will leverage a 25,000-sf blue roof to harvest rainwater that will irrigate the building's living walls, terraces, and extensive green roof areas. Thornton Tomasetti is providing engineering services with Buro Happold as sustainability consultant. Initial occupancy is anticipated in late 2025.

Breakthrough Properties represents a joint venture of global developer Tishman Speyer and biotechnology investment firm Bellco Capital.

Organization Project Role
Breakthrough Properties
Niazi Roden
Thornton Tomasetti
Buro Happold Engineering
Sustainability Consultant