Oxford University will continue to expand its research facilities with a £32m project in Headington.

A “state-of-the-art” facility will be built by Morgan Sindall Construction at the Old Road Campus to accommodate 400 staff and 330 researchers over three floors.

The new Institute for Global Health building will bring together the Centre for Tropical Medicine, Global Health and some of Oxford Population Health.

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The £32m building project is designed by Associated Architects to achieve Passivhaus standards.

Passivhaus is a solution that gives a range of approaches to deliver net-zero-ready buildings.

The global health Building will be constructed, insulated and ventilated to meet the environmental impact and energy-efficient design requirements to ensure Passivhaus standards are met.

The construction company will deploy a range of solutions to achieve this, from sourcing sustainable materials to using the latest technologies.

Area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, James York, said: “This state-of-the-art building will provide a modern, flexible space that will become a focal point for the University’s world-class medical research and it’s a privilege to play a role in its creation.

“The project will be a labour of love and we can’t wait to deliver something that is truly remarkable, created by harnessing talents, skills, products and sustainable technologies and techniques to make it a Passivhaus building.

“The innovative work that will be carried out in the building after it’s completed will play a key role in driving UK medical research forward too, so it will truly leave a lasting legacy.”