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Morgan Sindall Construction and the University of Oxford collaborate in £32m Passivhaus project

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Morgan Sindall Construction is once again collaborating with the University of Oxford to deliver the Institute for Global Health building at the Old Road Campus as the university continues to expand its world-class medical research facilities.

Morgan Sindall will deliver state-of-the-art 4,700 sq. m facilities to accommodate 400 staff and 330 researchers over three floors. The building will act as a landing place and home for global health activities across the University and represents an exciting new phase of development for the medical research that takes place on site.

The new building will bring together the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health and some of Oxford Population Health as part of a strategic investment in medical research with the aim of further strengthening the institution’s collective expertise.

Passivhaus is a tried and tested solution that gives a range of proven approaches to deliver net-zero-ready, optimised buildings. The Global Health Building will be constructed, insulated and ventilated to meet the rigorous environmental impact and energy-efficient design requirements to ensure Passivhaus standards are met. Morgan Sindall will deploy a range of intelligent solutions to achieve this, from sourcing sustainable materials to using the latest technologies and techniques.

Through the clustering of Oxford’s global health activities, the building will provide a modern, flexible space that will help to foster collaboration, providing a focal point for engagement across disciplinary and divisional boundaries.

Morgan Sindall already boasts an extensive track record in building high-quality educational facilities, including navigating live sites where teaching is still taking place. The team will work collaboratively with the University to keep disruption to academic activities to a minimum throughout the project.

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James York, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said:

This state-of-the-art building will provide a modern, flexible space that will become a focal point for the University’s world-class medical research and it’s a privilege to play a role in its creation.
The project will be a labour of love and we can’t wait to deliver something that is truly remarkable, created harnessing talents, skills, products and sustainable technologies and techniques to make it a Passivhaus building. The innovative work that will be carried out in the building after it’s completed will play a key role in driving UK medical research forward too, so it will truly leave a lasting legacy.”