OAS Apprenticeship Training Facility for UKAEAOxfordshire

Construction of a new dedicated apprenticeship training facility at the heart of the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.

The Oxfordshire Advanced Skills Facility (OAS Building) will support Oxfordshire businesses that offer young people apprenticeships of the highest quality and provide training in a work place environment. The initiative aims to enable between 120 and 160 highly-skilled technicians to enter the local workforce each year.

The site is located at the western edge of Culham Science Centre, in an open undeveloped area. The 3-storey building includes general teaching, electrical engineering laboratories and a large mechanical engineering workshop; as well as breakout spaces, including the double height lobby for independent working and presentations.

Ridge provided the UKAEA with a full multidiscipline team to develop the proposals from the established client brief, through obtaining planning permission, procuring the project and developing the technical design proposals, to monitoring the works on site.

  • £8.8 million

    Project value

  • 3,750sqm

    Area of new training accommodation provided

The team worked carefully with the OAS stakeholder team to refine the specific project requirements and develop the final proposals. Ridge provided detailed project and cost management from the outset of the project to inform the project programme, risk management and budget.

Works started on site in September 2018 and completed in August 2019.