Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI)

Named after our patrons, The Wood Centre for Innovation provides 20,000 sq-ft of flexible office, technical workspace and R&D labs 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 Science Oxford Centre and includes impressive meeting and conference facilities, including an outdoor meeting area. Businesses located here benefit from being part of a thriving cutting-edge science and tech community at WCFI and our sister centre 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 workspace, contact the Oxford Innovation team on 01865 945 500  to find out more and book a tour. Watch our latest video here.

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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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