Oxford Big Data Institute

Big Data Institute

Client: University of Oxford
Architect: Make
Contract Value: £2M
Status: complete
Sector: commercial


  • WINNER – RIBA South 2018
  • SHORTLISTED – Civic Trust Awards 2019
  • WINNER – Oxford Preservation Trust Awards

This new £115m biomedical research in the heart of Oxford brings together over 500 researchers to analyse biomedical data from across the world.

Designed by Make Architects, the building wraps around a spectacular 4-storey atrium dressed in timber.

fireclad were appointed to undertake the complete drylining throughout the building, with our sister company custom crafted completing the interior glazed package works utilising their new gamma double glazed system as well as free-standing frameless partitions and sliding doors. What distinguishes the atrium is the level of openness and engagement that every floor has with the space and across the space; there are no windows between office and atrium.

The new building feels like one enormous multi-layered space