AboutMeet the team

Meet the team

Meet the team delivering Oxford North, the new innovation district with labspace and office space to rent.

Over a decade in the making, Oxford North is the result of a broad team of world-class partners and professionals, united by a vision to create a healthy, productive place in which to find the answers to tomorrow's biggest questions.

Oxford North Ventures GP LLP is a 50:50 joint venture between Thomas White Oxford, the development company of St John’s College, Oxford, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan with Stanhope. Together, the partners are responsible for creating and curating Oxford's new innovation district, delivering its laboratories, workspaces, amenities and parks, to make Oxford North a place for discovery.

Oxford North will be entirely purpose-built, and continually adapted, for world-leading science, technology, innovation and business to thrive. Alongside substantial investment into infrastructure, power, utilities and public space, the district is designed to provide life- enhancing social and community value, and access to leisure and nature for everyone.

The management team

Bernard Taylor
Thomas White Oxford

William Donger
Thomas White Oxford

Jenny Hammarlund
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

David Camp

St John’s College & Thomas White Oxford

St John’s College, Oxford was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas White. Its core purpose is to support excellence in teaching and research which remains central to its operations. By connecting academia and industry, and underpinned by sustainability, St John’s College is committed to delivering this extraordinary new district as a strategic and long term investment. Thomas White Oxford is the development company of St John’s College delivering Oxford North.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan invests to shape a better future for the teachers it serves, the businesses it backs, and the world we all live in. With net assets of $249.8 billion as of June 30, 2023, its board invests in more than 50 countries via assets including public and private equities, fixed income, credit, commodities, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate and venture growth to deliver retirement income for 336,000 working members and pensioners.


Stanhope PLC is a developer, investor and asset manager with unique expertise in property, construction, and asset management. Stanhope’s model enables project delivery from inception to successful operation, offering clients more targeted support in phases where needed. Stanhope’s unique approach helps to find better answers, manage risks and navigate complex processes to create lasting value for its partners and the communities its projects serve.

Our wider project team

Made up of globally experienced industry leaders, our project team is united behind the Oxford North vision. From architects and designers to planners, structural engineers and many other specialists, Oxford North’s collaborative ethos is already on show.

Fletcher Priest Architects
Masterplanners & architects
Wilkinson Eyre
Gort Scott
Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Landscape architects
Townshend Landscape Architects
Landscape architects
Buro Happold
Laboratory consultancy
Planning, development & estate management consultancy and commercial agency
Turner Townsend Alinea
Cost consultancy
Gardiner & Theobald
Cost consultancy
Hoare Lea
Building services engineers, sustainability & energy consultant
Highways, flood risk and drainage, noise and air quality, utilities and ground conditions consultancy
Civil & structural engineers
BSG Ecology
Ecologists & ecological clerk of works
Contemporary Art Society Consultancy
Public art consultancy
Wayfinding consultancy
Spacecraft Consulting
Brand and communications consultancy
Storey Consulting
Business & skills consultancy

Our construction team

To deliver the right mix of laboratories, workspaces, homes, hotels, places to eat and drink, nurseries and public parkland, we’ve enlisted construction partners with the right blend of expertise, working with local supply chains as much as possible.