Life Science Development

Oxford, UK
Appointed by: Confidential Building & Civil Engineering Company
Soben prepared the whole-life carbon assessment for this prestigious Life Science Business Park, in the heart of Oxford, which will host more 35 life science companies.

Key statistics

£60 million 

Value (approx)

20,716 m2

Project Size (approx)




Project Year

Sustainable shift

With Oxford’s innovation ecosystem growing at a fast rate, Soben played a key role in supporting the delivery of what will be a large Life Science Business Park, covering 88 acres, hosting 35 science companies and with more than 35,000 members on campus. Considered the “gateway” to the Business Park, this project is in prime location.  

Soben were appointed by this well-known family-run company to provide whole-life and upfront embodied carbon assessments for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stage 3 development, based on the current quantified materials information set out within the project’s Bill of Quantities. 

When the site was purchased in 2021, the plan included a generational investment in the development, with a vision to create a sustainable, 21st Century, Science and Innovation community.  


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Sustainable promises kept

Working with leading architects, planners and the local community to make this a more sustainable project, the campus will create a place for more first-class science and innovation.  

By combining industry-leading carbon insights with experienced cost management, Soben’s report covered embodied emissions over the modelled Reference Study Period (RSP) of 60 years and the intensity of each module, to provide practical carbon cost management advice to help our client reach an affordable roadmap to net-zero. 

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