Work has started on new state-of-the-art buildings at The Oxford Science Park.

There are plans for three hi-tech laboratory and office buildings known collectively as The Daubeny Project.

This latest development is aimed at solidifying the park’s reputation within Europe's science and technology sectors.

The 450,000sqft scheme, which is anticipated to be completed in 2026, presents a growth opportunity for both existing occupants and emerging global companies within the life sciences sector.

Each of the proposed buildings will provide an updated lab infrastructure, designed to accommodate the continually evolving demands of modern research.

The design allows for a flexible use of space with the opportunity of up to 70 per cent wet or dry labs on each floor.

Fundamental to the development are the grounds planned to enhance biodiversity and nurture an eco-friendly work environment.

The plans are underpinned by a renewable energy focus, utilising resources such as air source heat pumps to ensure energy efficiency. It is aimed for the development to have 100 per cent of its energy produced by renewable sources.

CEO of The Oxford Science Park, Rory Maw, said: "The Daubeny Project will provide much needed, high quality lab space for companies delivering scientific and technological advancement in the UK, and we are delighted that construction has started."

This project follows the recently completed Iversen Building and the in-progress Ellison Institute.