Milton Park

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Milton Park
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TypeBusiness park / Technology park
Locationnear Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
Coordinates51°37′23″N 1°17′31″W / 51.623°N 1.292°W / 51.623; -1.292Coordinates: 51°37′23″N 1°17′31″W / 51.623°N 1.292°W / 51.623; -1.292
Area250 acres (1.0 km2)
Created2000
Operated byMEPC
Websitewww.miltonpark.co.uk Edit this at Wikidata

Milton Park is a 250-acre (1.0 km2) mixed use business and technology park in Oxfordshire, England, operated by MEPC plc.

It is just south of the village of Milton, about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Didcot. It is on the site of a former Ministry of Defence depot between the A34 and Didcot power station. Although closer to Didcot, it lies within the Abingdon postcode area.

Occupiers[edit]

Milton Park is home to 7,500 people and 250 organisations. It includes the offices of Alamy, RM Education, Halliburton and Taylor & Francis, offices of eBay Classifieds Group, ITV, Planet IT,[1] and distribution depots for DHL and UPS.[2] Manufacturing includes a battery manufacturing centre for Johnson Matthey.[3][4] The Vale of White Horse District Council offices are also in Milton Park.[5]

Pharmaceutical companies are represented by Evotec, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Hypha Discovery, Immunocore among others.

Milton Park has 3,400,000 sq ft (320,000 m2) of business accommodation, and houses the Milton Park Innovation Centre, a flagship innovation centre for fast-growing science and technology businesses.[6] The centre plans to expand to a working population of 20,000 people by 2040.[7]

Transport[edit]

Milton Park is served by Thames Travel bus services X2 (Oxford-Abingdon-Milton Park-Didcot),[8] X32 (JR Hospital-Oxford-Milton Park-Didcot-Harwell-Wantage),[9] X36 (Didcot-Milton Park-Grove-Wantage),[10] 33 (Abingdon-Milton Park-Didcot-Wallingford)[11] and 99A/99C (Great Western Park-Milton Park).[12] There is a disused siding for rail freight, connected to the Great Western Main Line.[13][14] The nearest train service is to Didcot Parkway station and Thames Travel runs regular bus services from the station to the business park.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Planet IT wins contract with Crown Commercial Service". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  2. ^ "Milton Park - Who's Here". MEPC.
  3. ^ "Johnson Matthey to open new battery application centre at Milton Park | Johnson Matthey". matthey.com. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  4. ^ "Leading battery company lands at Milton Park". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  5. ^ "Tax dodgers named and shamed by councils". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  6. ^ "Milton Park - Milton Park Innovation Centre". MEPC.
  7. ^ "Milton Park sets out its vision for 2040". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  8. ^ "X2/NX2". Thames Travel. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  9. ^ "X32". Thames Travel. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  10. ^ "X36". Thames Travel. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  11. ^ "33". Thames Travel. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  12. ^ "99A/99C". Thames Travel. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  14. ^ Bridge, Mike (2010). Railway Track Diagrams - Western. Bradford-On-Avon: Trackmaps. map 4A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-6-7.
  15. ^ "Milton Park". Thames Travel. Retrieved 24 July 2021.

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