Two decades of delivery for the University of Oxford


Laing O'Rourke has signed a contract with the University of Oxford to complete the construction of their Biochemistry Building.

The first phase of construction of the Biochemistry Building was successfully delivered by Laing O’Rourke in 2008 and this phase will be the latest project in what will be a near 20-year continuous collaboration with the University of Oxford.

A key success factor in delivering the project will be to significantly de-risk the construction process within a live and very busy science, teaching and research site. We will do this through the application and integration of significant DfMA 70:60:30 activities for the concrete structures, alongside the extensive use of MEP vertical risers and horizontal distribution service modules and plant rooms.

Liam Cummins, Head of UK Building said: “The project is in total alignment with our 2025 mission to be the recognised leader of innovation and excellence in the construction industry and we look forward to bringing our sector expertise to work once again with The University of Oxford.”

The project is due to be completed by December 2020.