CONSTRUCTION work for a £24m development at Milton Park near Didcot has reached the half-way stage.

The Park Drive East development is being undertaken by the business park’s owners MEPC on one of the region’s largest office and laboratory schemes.

The development featuring three buildings, includes an office building and two hi-tech laboratory facilities.

Construction started in February with a ground-breaking ceremony and the office building is due to be completed in December, with the two laboratory buildings due for completion early next year.

Philip Campbell, commercial director for Milton Park at MEPC said: “This is an important milestone in the life-cycle of Milton Park. The Park Drive East scheme is well on track for completion at the turn of the year, bringing new stock of high-quality office and laboratory space to the market, helping to drive economic growth in the region.”