High specification office & laboratory accommodation at the heart of the Harwell Campus

Lumen House | Lab and Office space at Harwell Campus

Specification overview


1,593 m2 of future proof, flexible lab enabled space


60/40 Fully flexible floorplates


BREEAM Target Excellent


EPC Target A


Available from May 2025

Where the worlds brightest minds cluster together

Harwell is the UK’s leading science and innovation campus, and is embarking upon an ambitions programme of sustainable development. By 2027, we will have delivered in excess of 1.5m sq ft of cutting-edge labs, offices and advanced manufaturing space alongside a new hotel, conference centre, homes and amenities.

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‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Lab ready

A complete solution

60% / 40% lab/office capacity

Air handling system

6 air changes p/h to labs

Easy access

Dedicated goods lift and entrance

Fitted laboratories

With Vulcathene drainage & benching

Designed for the future of work/life

Lumen House is a standalone laboratory building in the heart of the R&D hub of Harwell Campus, providing self-contained R&D accommodation for one or two occupiers.

The building is undergoing an extensive refurbishment. The new design will provide laboratories up to CL2 level, as well as CAT B fitted office accommodation, with provision for communal breakout areas to allow team members to collaborate in more informal settings.

This is a new opportunity on campus providing a ratio of 60:40 laboratory & office accommodation enabling innovation occupiers the ability to inhabit high specification R&D accommodation with their own front door.

The UK's leading science and innovation campus

Lumen House is at the centre of the R&D cluster surrounded by innovators in a range of sectors including life sciences, space, quantum and energy. You will be moments away from 14 internationally recognised Research Organisations such as RAL Space, UK Health Security Agency, National Quantum Computing Centre and the Rosalind Franklin Institute.

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Lumen House

Unit sq ft sq m
Ground Floor 8,640 802
First Floor 8,396 780
Total 17,036 1582

Lumen House will provide two floors of fitted laboratory and office accommodation. The design incorporates the flexibility to provide a self contained building, or individual floor plates. The building is designed with flexibility in mind, optimising connectivity and collaboration on inter and intra floor basis.

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Ground Floor

First Floor

Harwell Campus
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.

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How’s your tomorrow looking?

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

With its community of innovators and strong links into the wider UK research and innovation network Harwell Campus, and its EnergyTec cluster, provides an ideal environment to assist cleantech businesses realise their commercial ambitions. As an academic who has travelled here many times to use central facilities, I particularly enjoyed the energy and help of the staff researchers here.

Professor Pam Thomas
CEO, Faraday Institution

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