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Contractor appointed for £13 million landmark Oxford scheme

Wednesday 8th February 2017

The Oxford Science Park has awarded a £13 million design and build contract for Plot 12, a new state of the art office building, capable of housing laboratories, and with roof terrace, comprising 61,500 sq ft (5,713 sq m), to Barnwood Construction Ltd.

Gloucestershire-based Barnwood Construction has delivered commercial office and laboratory projects for many clients across southern and central England including: MEPC, Renishaw plc, and the University of Surrey. It employs approximately 100 staff and trade operatives.

Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, managing director, The Oxford Science Park said: “Barnwood’s appointment is a result of their clear track record in delivering major buildings, often complex, to the high quality that is expected by the Park’s development team. We look forward to working with Barnwood to deliver the much-needed Grade A office and laboratory space to those local businesses looking to expand and those global companies looking for a landmark prestigious UK building in a thriving community.”

Simon Carey, managing director, Barnwood Construction said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to construct this prestigious and exceptional building on The Oxford Science Park. We will deliver a Category A office building to the landlord’s specification and have the capability to deal with future occupiers’ Category B fit out works delivering bespoke internal configurations.

“The majority of our contracts are undertaken on a design and build basis. We pride ourselves on having a complete understanding of our clients’ needs in terms of timing and quality.”

Barnwood Construction was appointed following a competitive tender process. Construction will start on 20 February 2017 with completion due in March 2018. Once completed, Plot 12 will be the only new Grade A office space available to rent in Oxford.

Advisers include: Bogle ArchitectsCarter Jonas, and Horstonbridge Development Management.

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