Project update: Oxford Humanities Centre

Britplas has now commenced on-site installation at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities at Oxford University where it is responsible for the façade package, working with main contractor Laing O’Rourke.

The building, designed by Hopkins Architects, uses Schüco AWS 90si windows and doors and features brick and stone façades.  It is set to become one of the biggest buildings to adhere to Passivhaus standards.

Following extensive testing in 2023, a total of 236 windows were initially installed off-site into pre-cast concrete panels and are now being installed via crane at the Oxford site. The team is currently making good progress, with the South elevation ground floor and level 01 windows complete along with West elevation ground floor windows.

The Centre will boost teaching and research in the humanities at Oxford University and provide them with a new home which brings together seven faculties, the Institute for Ethics in AI, the Oxford Internet Institute, and a new humanities library.

Britplas is due to complete works in early 2025, with the building set to open next year.