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Building a long-term relationship

From the Oxford Molecular Pathology Institute and the Weston Library refurbishment, to the Saïd Business School and Ashmolean Museum, we have been working with the University of Oxford to deliver outstanding facilities for students and world-class researchers for over a decade.

Through a strong, collaborative partnership, we have helped the University meet its estate strategy objectives to ensure that it remains at the forefront of cutting edge research, attracts the brightest minds and delivers an outstanding student experience.

Delivering world-class facilities

Our approach to working with the University of Oxford is to integrate fully with the University’s estates team. We always seek to bring together project teams that deliver as one. We understand specific client drivers in the higher education sector and so have learnt how to work seamlessly in collaboration with the University of Oxford and our specialist supply chain to overcome challenges and deliver best-in-class facilities.

Exceeding client expectations

Through experience we know the University of Oxford is working with diverse stakeholders, budgetary pressures and resource constraints, and so our teams sit alongside Oxford Estates’ in-house team as delivery partner to develop solutions to these very problems.

In 2010 we completed one of the most complex museum refit projects of its time at the Ashmolean Museum, including the relocation of 50,000 priceless artefacts. Faced with the need to double the display space in a constrained site, we were responsible for the planning, decanting, demolition and construction methodology. This success gave us the confidence to take on the refurbishment of the iconic Grade II listed Weston Library. The team not only overcame challenges, such as an additional £8 million of works on an already tight 128 week design and build contract, but also found over £4 million in savings before the works even began. 


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