After winning the design competition in collaboration with Perkins&Will, Introba was awarded the role of designing and renovating the new speculative lab and office complex for MEPC in Milton Park, Oxfordshire.
The project involves the conversion of two existing office buildings, which are approximately twenty years old, into speculative lab facilities with the flexibility to facilitate a wide range of research capabilities, depending on the specific fields of research of the tenants. New buildings will join the two existing buildings, and a brand-new pavilion will be built at the front of the site. The Pavilion, with an aesthetically pleasing architectural design, will be a multi-function space, highlighting the flexibility of use for different forms of scientific research and becoming a showcase for the park and the area at large to promote the region as a leader in scientific research.
Each building will have its own energy center, with a provision for decentralized power provided by an on-site generator. The facility will include chemistry labs and speculative labs and will have the capability to administer a range of gasses and scientific resources, including CO₂, Nitrogen, and liquid Nitrogen. Shared facilities include parking, showers, a cafeteria, and a reception area. Introba's competition-winning solution allows the maximum flexibility of use for the labs without compromising possible fields of study of potential future tenants. The building has also been converted into an all-electric design, the HVAC system upgraded for high-spec laboratories, and it aims for BREEAM Excellent.
- BREEAM Excellent