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Morgan Sindall to build Oxford’s £32m health research building

9 Feb Morgan Sindall Construction has been named main contractor to build a home for the Institute of Global Health on Oxford University’s Old Road campus.

CGI of the planned Global Health building
CGI of the planned Global Health building

The 拢32m project will provide a new centre for medical research at the University of Oxford, bringing together the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health and some of Oxford Population Health.

The 4,700 sq m facilities will accommodate 400 staff and 330 researchers over three floors.

The Global Health building will be constructed to Passivhaus standards.

James York, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: 鈥淭his state-of-the-art building will provide a modern, flexible space that will become a focal point for the University鈥檚 world-class medical research and it鈥檚 a privilege to play a role in its creation.

鈥淭he project will be a labour of love and we can鈥檛 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鈥檚 completed will play a key role in driving UK medical research forward too, so it will truly leave a lasting legacy.鈥

Outline planning permission was granted in 2013 for five new plots at the Old Road campus. The Institute of Global Health will be on Plot B1 on the northern boundary of the campus.

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