Vaccine manufacturing centre, Thompson Avenue


Erection of a Vaccine Manufacturing Innovation Centre, with associated landscaping and car parking.
Location  Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Limited Partnership Land West of Thompson Avenue Didcot OX11 0TA

UPDATE from VWHDC Planners 30.3.2020 –

Given the current national situation, work has started on site at the developer’s risk ahead of determining the application (see timetable of works). I can confirm the principle of the proposal is accepted and I gave pre-application advice on the proposal earlier this year. Public consultation runs until the 24th April and we hope to determine the application early May.

Glencar has been appointed as main contractor for the shell works. They commenced works on site today, mainly site preparation over the next few weeks, including:

  • Site Mobilisation
  • Site Strip inc Tree / Hedge Removal
  • Bulk Earthworks inclusive of C&F / Soil Modification site wide
  • Adaption of proposed Haul Road to provide Access / Egress to site going forward

The latest project programme key milestones are as follows:

  • Commencement on site: 30 March 2020
  • Acceleration works: 30 March – 29 May 2020
  • Basebuild works: 01 June – 09 October 2020
  • Early access: 01 September 2020
  • Fitout works: 01 September 2020 – 02 April 2021
  • Qualification and commissioning: 02 April – 30 April 2021
  • Project Completion = 30 April 2021




Vaccine manufacturing centre, Thompson Avenue

Status No Objection - comments
Major application?
Registration Date 17 March, 2020
Consultation Start Date 20 March, 2020
Consultation End Date 7 August, 2020
Target Decision Date 16 March, 2020
PC Meeting Date 20 August, 2020
PC Comments No objections to original application April 2020 Comments on amended application August 2020 - No objections but requested that a condition is made ensuring site traffic needing to access the A34 uses the Chilton access rather than the Milton one, thereby avoiding Rowstock.
Vale Decision Date
Vale Decision No decision yet
Vale Link P20/V0784/FUL Application Link
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