Purcell has won a place on Oxford University’s £1.5bn Capital Projects Partner Framework to deliver capital projects under £20m.
The Capital Projects Partner Framework sits within the Estates Strategy, aiming to serve the wider community. The Estates Strategy aims to develop, maintain and manage the university estate to ensure the continued enhancement of its unique heritage, buildings and environment, and the provision of world-leading teaching and research.
The university plans to invest around £120-£150 million per year on both new and refurbished facilities, securing future suitability of its buildings.
We are delighted to win a place on the framework, and we are looking forward to collaborating with the University in delivering exceptional projects and realising their exciting vision for the University’s development.
Our central Oxford Studio was set up over ten years ago when we won our first project with the University on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site so this opportunity will enable us to grow and develop our team in Oxford.
This autumn, two significant projects designed by Purcell will complete in the local area including the new visitor centre at Christ Church Meadow, as well as a new graduate centre and additional student accommodation at St Catherine’s College.
Two of Purcell’s significant projects in Oxford will complete this autumn. Purcell was appointed by Christ Church to transform a sensitive green belt site and a redundant thatched barn into a new visitor centre with an interpretation area, shop and a cafe. The new visitor centre will enhance the visitor experience and enable the Chapter House, which is currently used as a tourist shop, to be restored. Work will also complete at St Catherine’s College, where Purcell is extending the accommodation pavilions and building a new Graduate Centre, containing a Seminar Room, Common Room and multi-use event space.