Plans have been submitted to expand a technology park where multinational firms are based.

Catalyst Bicester is already home to companies like Tesla, Evolito and Yasa but new plans would see a further three buildings built at the science park.

A planning application submitted to Cherwell District Council seeks permission to build 128,000 sq ft of employment space in a fourth phase of work.

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This will add to the 180,000 sq ft already built or under construction in phases one and two and the 110,000 sq ft to be built in phase three which is starting in late 2024.

The application is for land which immediately fronts the A41 and Charles Shouler Way, the road into the new Holiday Inn Express and David Lloyd Leisure. 

The phase four site already has an outline planning permission for more than 160,000 sq ft and is allocated in the Cherwell Local Plan for knowledge-based employment development.

This is Oxfordshire: A CGI of how phase four of the scheme would look A CGI of how phase four of the scheme would look (Image: Catalyst Bicester)Simon Parsons, director of Albion Land said: “We’re investing at Catalyst Bicester to create more high-quality buildings for the knowledge economy, more jobs and more momentum for the park. 

“This Phase 4 is about completing the park’s frontage onto the A41 and we have some distinctive buildings planned to make the most of this prestigious location at the entrance into Bicester from the motorway and A34. 

"We hope to secure planning permission this summer so we can continue the success story and unlock even more of the park’s potential."

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