Science and research

The Beecroft Building, University of Oxford

Our structural and geotechnical teams helped design and deliver a world-class high-energy physics laboratory in the centre of Oxford.

Old Road Campus Laboratories, University of Oxford

We have been involved in the ongoing £117 million redevelopment of the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus for several years, including the design of two new medical research buildings: the Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology and Nuffield Department of Medicine.

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Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)

We have been appointed through the University of Strathclyde’s Framework Agreement as civil and structural engineers to extend the AFRC, a critical hub for manufacturing industry research at the university.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital Biomedical Campus

When the Trust wanted to undertake a major expansion to deliver the largest biomedical campus in Europe, PBA prepared a planning strategy for the release of green belt land, embedded the expansion

in regional and local plan policy and prepared the outline masterplan.

Bristol & Bath Science Park

Bristol & Bath Science Park was conceived as a hub to provide space for growing science and technology businesses. We supported the project from planning stages through to detailed design, procurement and site supervision of the primary infrastructure, as well as designing the finished building.

ELI Beamlines International Laser Research Centre

Due to the high calibration and sensitivity of the extremely powerful lasers to be operated within the building, PBA overcame many challenges encountered in the design of the highly rigid structure and high performance M&E systems.

National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

We were appointed to provide civil and structural services to create a world-class laboratory for this cutting-edge measurement research facility.

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Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge

As project and contract administrators, we oversaw the management of the two-stage procurement process, instigation of early enabling works ahead of design completion, and liaison between the design team and contractor to ensure an excellent BREEAM rating for this 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize winner.

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is constructing a new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building. We are providing geotechnical services as well as structural and civil engineering services to deliver a world-class facility.

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