Extreme lunchbreak as 1,500+ people who work at The Oxford Science Park enjoy paella and fun fair at annual summer party
More than 1,500 people who work at The Oxford Science Park, one of the most influential science & technology environments in the UK, were treated to an unusual and extreme lunchbreak at the Park’s annual Summer Party held on Friday 30 June 2017.
This year promised to be bigger and better with lots of rides including last year’s popular ones: Crazy Bulls and Miami Fever, and a new one: Freak Out! There were also lots of games stalls for people to enjoy from Shoot Out, the football strike challenge, to traditional fairground game Milk Churn; and for the Park’s nursery children, there was a bouncy castle with slide.
Delicious food was served from Oxford-based The Hog Roasters which provided slow roasted shredded brisket of beef in a smokey BBQ sauce, and La Cocina Espanola, the Spanish Kitchen, which cooked up a chicken and chorizo paella and a vegetable paella.
North Cotswold Brewery provided their award winning Shagweaver Pale Bitter and Gwynt Ddraig’s Happy Daze Cider.
Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, managing director of the Park said: “The Summer Party is a real highlight in the Park’s events’ calendar, bringing together everyone who works at our Park to celebrate summer and being part of our thriving collegiate community. It’s expertly organised by the on-site management team and our catering crew and I pass on my thanks to them all. We hope that everyone had a great time.”
About The Oxford Science Park
The Oxford Science Park is owned and managed by Magdalen College, Oxford. Created in 1991, the Park upholds the College’s heritage and provides one of the most influential science & technology environments in the UK.
Over 450,000 sq ft of net lettable space and the Park is now home to more than 2,500 people and over 70 businesses, ranging from start-ups based in the Magdalen Centre innovation hub to major international companies.
Companies include: Amey, Becton Dickinson, Circassia, IBM, OrganOx, OxSonics, Oxford Nanopore, Sharp Laboratories, TripAdvisor, and Oxford Technology Management.
Following the successful acquisition of M&G Real Estate’s 50% share in December 2015, Magdalen College now has 100% ownership and control of The Oxford Science Park. In addition to being a key property investment, the Park is at the heart of the College’s strategy to support discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Magdalen College will continue to develop The Oxford Science Park as a long-term strategic asset, with ambitious plans to create an additional 250,000+ sq ft of office and laboratory space on the remaining 10+ acres of land over the next 10 years. This additional capacity will support the growth of businesses already based on the Park, providing flexibility with their space requirements, and enabling new companies to enjoy the Park’s beautiful character and atmosphere.
The Oxford Science Park is located approximately four miles south-east of Oxford city centre, just off the City’s southern ring road. It has easy access to the M40 and A34, as well as to Heathrow Airport and mainline train services.