Explore Boundless Opportunities at Genesis, providing R&D, Engineering and lab space, in the Heart of Harwell Campus.

Located next to the Space cluster and directly behind the Satellite Applications Catapult, Genesis is a unique turnkey solution. It offers a variety of flexible lease commitments and fully fitted spaces over two floors, with Unit 1 totalling 2,747 sq m (9,013 sq ft). As well as light engineering, assembly and clean rooms, this new R&D space provides chemistry and biology CL2 wet labs on the ground floor, along with plug-and-play offices on the first. Units 2 and 3 also feature two floors of laboratory and office accommodation to CAT B specification.

The Genesis building is a temperature-controlled environment fitted with air handling and fume extraction systems – complete with external cages for cylinder storage and three-phase power. Everyone working here benefits from a variety of newly installed communal amenities, including a large kitchen area, showers, multiple meeting/breakout rooms, passenger lift and on-site parking.

Genesis Building specifications

sq m
sq ft
  • 653

    Minimum size

  • 2,322

    Maximum size

  • Flexible spaces

    R&D, lab, cleanroom, offices and light engineering

  • Accessible

    Loading door access

  • Fume extraction

    System fitted in Unit 1

Energy Efficient

EPC B rating

Shared common areas

Reception, board room, WCs and showers

Car parking

Allocated spaces available

CAT A office space

Within unit 2 & 3

Life at Harwell

Companies thrive when their people do. Harwell is designed to bring out the best in your teams, whether you’re a two-person start-up or a FTSE-listed multinational. Our campus combines beautiful countryside with city-level facilities, including on-site food and drink and numerous sports clubs, covering rugby to archery. The facilities are set to expand too, with cutting-edge conference spaces, a new hotel, and contemporary homes in our residential quarter all due to open soon.


Harwell is located in beautiful countryside just south of Oxford, one of the fastest growing cities in the UK.

Oxford city centre is just over 20 minutes, drive away, Heathrow is 55 minutes by road, and nearby Didcot Parkway station connects you to London Paddington in just 42 minutes. The launch of Crossrail and the upgrade to the Didcot Parkway Line mean it will soon be possible to reach central London Underground stations in under one hour.

There is a shuttlebus service through the day to Didcot Parkway and Oxford.


At Harwell, your neighbours are some of the most innovative science and engineering organisations in the world. Our collaborative approach supports companies of all sizes, and companies here have access to a wide range of practical business support and funding, from grants and tax breaks to venture capital opportunities. What’s more, being at the centre of the Oxfordshire innovation ecosystem allows you to easily attract and recruit talented candidates from a wide range of fields.

Network & collaboration

Harwell is your gateway to a lively, 6,000-strong community – as well as a unique opportunity for holding talks with leading thinkers, scientists and senior politicians from across the globe. Make new connections at Connect Harwell, our central forum which links up over 200+ companies at inspiring events. And collaborate in our range of meeting room and conference spaces. The campus also organises free Special Interest Groups and Forums, C-Suite symposiums, and hosts university placements and apprenticeships for students in Science, Engineering, IT and Business.

Our clusters

One of Harwell’s greatest strengths is the way it brings people together. And basing yourself or your organisation here gives you easy access to the UK’s most unique professional clusters: Space, Quantum, Health Tech and Energy Tech. Each cluster gathers businesses, organisations and people from across the campus and the UK to share ideas, take risks and attract funding – and ultimately, solve the biggest problems facing our planet.

A healthy place to work

Where wellbeing comes first

Wildflower areas. Fresh air. Leafy walkways and views out to the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Harwell is as beautiful a place for your employees to work as it is inspiring – giving easy access to green space, nature, and various walking and bike trails. A real pleasure to stroll around, the campus also runs a Bicycle Loan Scheme for staff to hire manual and electric bikes.

Get in touch

How’s your tomorrow looking?

To find out how your future could look at Harwell contact our expert team.

Oxsensis moved into the new build Genesis building in 2016 from its previous home within the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Working with the Harwell Team we fitted out the new premises to suit our clean assembly and test instrumentation business and the whole project and end result has been excellent. The ongoing support from Harwell has been superb and this has enabled us to position Oxsensis for its next stage of growth

Donna Mackett
Office Manager, Oxsensis

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