Case study
Culham Science Centre

The project comprised the construction of a new Infant’s Nursery at Culham Science Centre. The timber construction with a 166 square metre pitched roof is designed for 3-5-year olds from the Science Centre and surrounding  area as an extension to the existing facility.

Project details

Contract | Culham Science Centre Nursery
Contract Dates | March 2015 to August 2015
Contract Value | £365k
Client | Oxfordshire Nurseries Ltd
Principal Designer | Mitchell Taylor Workshop
M&E Consultant | Greengauge Consultants


Culham Science Centre
Thame Lane
OX14 3GY

What we did

The internal make-up of the building was to provide two classrooms, storage space, a new staffroom, kitchen facilities, disabled WC and children’s WC’s.

The new building was constructed with strip foundations for the structural walls, new drainage with pumping station and a concrete slab forming the footprint of the building. The external walls were formed using C24 structural timbers to accommodate a specialist design trussed roof, finished with a milled aluminium sheet. External walls were clad in Siberian larch.

The entrance of the building has a new concrete ramp and handrails to offer disabled access. External aluminium doors and windows were installed together with new internal laminated fire doors throughout.

New plasterboard ceilings and floor coverings were installed, and the building was internally decorated to the clients specification.

New mechanical and electrical systems were installed to service the building including a new heating system, ventilation, lighting, power, data and fire alarm works.