New nursery planned for Oxford Science Park
A NEW nursery is planned for the children of the staff at Oxford Science Park.
The paneled nursery building would be built on a grassy lawn next to the Sadler building, southwest of the science park.
The management of the science park has requested the construction of the new nursery to replace the 75-place nursery that is located alongside the Magdalen building in the northeast of the park.
The new building would include the same space for children, as well as a room for 20 employees, and would be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Once completed, there would also be a new outdoor play park on an area currently occupied by a lawn.
In a statement attached to its plan, the science park said the new building would be protected by video surveillance and the outdoor play area would be surrounded by a fence and a hedge.
A semi-circular parking lot outside the front of the Sadler building would also be reconfigured to create a pick-up and drop-off point for parents arriving by car.
There are already drop-off and collection routes if parents are traveling on foot or by bicycle.
It was previously planned to build an extension to the side of the Sadler building for a new nursery, which was approved in 2019.
However, the management of the science park now wants the building to be installed separately but next to the building.
Oxford Science Park, founded in 1991, has a close relationship with the University of Oxford and is home to around 60 research and development companies.