Beecroft Building

Planet Partitioning secure contract for University of Oxford’s the Beecroft building

Planet Partitioning’s Western Division are thrilled to continue their long-standing relationship with both Laing O’Rourke and The University of Oxford by securing works at the University’s new Physics Department in The Beecroft Building. Previous works at the University have included the Andrew Wiles Building and The Oxford Martin Building.

Designed by Architects, Hawkins Brown, this new building will complete the Physics Department complex in the Science Area. The architects took their inspiration for the building from the way in which theoretical physicians work, with dynamic thinking spaces that will encourage interaction and discussions between researchers. During the planning process Hawkins Brown were praised by Oxford Council for their excellent use of space, low environmental impact and low carbon footprint the design has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The University of Oxford have additionally praised the project:
“It will contain state-of-the art labs, comparable to the very best world-wide, and will enable us to do research that is impossible in our current facilities.” Professor John Wheater, Head of Physics Department, University of Oxford.

Due to the need for laboratory spaces to carry out highly sensitive research in a controlled environment, high acoustic attenuation was needed for the partitioning screens and doorsets. Planet Partitioning proposed a wide range of products including p20 single glazed partitioning, p100 double glazed partitioning and SonoTec doors. These products will provide the high acoustics requested by Main Contractor Laing O’Rourke. Planet Partitioning are due to start on site in June this year and the project is expected to be completed in December.

For more information on this project, and to see a virtual tour of the Beecroft Building, please click here.

To contact Planet’s Western Division, please contact us.

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