From R&D offices to lightweight engineering and laboratory space, Zeus has it all

Businesses will appreciate the high degree of flexibility and functionality offered by this stunning Mid-Tech portal framed building commercial property for rent. Consisting of 10 units from 279 sq m (3,000 sq ft) to 6,503 sq m (70,000 sq ft) Zeus is available as a shell, ready for you to fit out as required.

The building has a full internal height of up to 10 metres (33 feet) that can accommodate up to two additional floors. The expanse of open space inside, along with glazing along the sides and roof of the building provides plenty of natural light. A Fabric First approach to achieve high energy performance, minimising heat loss and enabling air source heat pump technology integration. Benefit from the facilities supporting the Space, Health and Energy Clusters, as well as beautiful surroundings created by mature trees lining the paths and landscaped green space. With social and recreational facilities just a short walk across the campus, Zeus provides the best of all worlds for everyone who works there.

Zeus Building specifications

sq m
sq ft
  • 278

    Minimum size

  • 5,574

    Maximum size

  • 8.5-10 metres

    Full clear internal height

  • Two storey and full height

    Optional heights available

  • Flexible space

    R&D, offices, clean room, light engineering

Car parking

Allocated spaces available with EV charging

Fully equipped

Mains water, gas and 3 phase electricity

Great location

5-minute walk to DiSH and shops


To be made available

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 need for a new space designed primarily for state-of-the-art wet laboratory and offices, to house our growing team was our first priority, and relocating to an up-and-coming life science cluster right in the heart of Oxfordshire, drove our decision to relocate to the Zeus building at Harwell Campus. Aside from pushing Vaccitech’s mission forward, this is a move that will boost UK innovation, research, and development for the purpose of cementing the UK’s position as a global science superpower.

Chris Ellis
COO, Barinthus Biotherapeutics

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