Game-changing inventors. Ground-breaking pioneers. Multidisciplinary entrepreneurs. Whatever you need to bring your start-up’s ideas to life, the Harwell Innovation Centre will give you the time, space and support to grow

For commercial property to let, Harwell’s world-leading hub offers highly flexible leases  with rolling agreements and no hidden costs. From a spacious private office for two to the collaborative atmosphere of open-plan, flexible workspace, your lease can adapt to suit you and your growing business. With sizes ranging from 10 m² (110 sq.ft) to 130 m² (1,400 sq.ft), all our COVID-19 secure, fully serviced offices let you choose the best fit for your team.

Take your business where it needs to be, fast, knowing that our dedicated estates teams can help at every stage – from providing fit-out advice to managing lease terms. On-site kitchenettes and catering ensure hungry minds never run out of inspiration, while reliable internet connectivity and extensive voice services ensure your operations run seamlessly, 24/7.

Harwell Innovation Centre specifications

sq m
sq ft
  • 10

    Minimum size

  • 130

    Maximum size

  • Fully equipped

    3 phase power, mains water & gas

  • Unfurnished

    Ready for occupier fit out

  • Flexible licences

    12 month with a 2 or 3 month notice period

Car parking

Ample space available

Shared reception

Manned Monday – Friday 08:30-17:00

Communal kitchens

Kept well stocked

Great location

5-minute walk to DiSH and shops

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.

The Harwell Innovation centre is filled with likeminded businesses that are able to grow and thrive alongside one another. The building captures the community aspect of working at Harwell, and with the modern update coming in the next 18 months, it promises to be a hub of innovation for many years to come.

Michelle Webb
Centre Manager, Harwell Innovation Centre

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