Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI)

Named after our patrons, WCFI provides 20,000 sq-ft of flexible office and wet/dry lab and workshop space for start-up and grow-on companies working in science and technology and ecosystem-supporting organisations. It capitalises on the site’s proximity to the city’s fast-growing health and data sciences quarter, centred on the University of Oxford’s Old Road campus, clinical research facilities at the local hospitals and Oxford Brookes University. Set in 15-acres of beautiful woodland, the centre adjoins the new Science Oxford Centre and  includes a 100-seat flexible theatre, impressive meeting and conference facilities as well as a café, and an outdoor eating area. Businesses located here benefit from being part of a thriving cutting-edge science and tech community at WCFI and OCFI and sector-specific business support.

The centre is is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres. There is more information on the WCFI website here. If you are interested in office or lab/workshop space, contact the Oxford Innovation team on 01865 945 500  to find out more and book a tour.

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Location

The Wood Centre for Innovation (or WCFI) is located on Quarry Road in Headington (OX3 8SB).
Bus: 12-minute walk from Oxford Tube and National Express routes to London, Heathrow and Gatwick
Local buses: 4A, 8, 9, 280, 400. The PickMeUp bus service is also a good way of getting to WCFI.
Cycle: cycle racks available
Car: WCFI has limited parking. Book well in advance.

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