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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

The Institute of Reproductive Sciences is a new centre of excellence for fertility and reproduction research in Oxford. The centre carries out leading-edge research into causes of infertility and assisted reproduction techniques such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). It also treats patients and provides a university MSc course in clinical embryology.

Initially, Ridge was briefed to provide feasibility advice in finding a location. Our experts found a 25,000ft², two-storey building that was capable of being converted to the varied and specialist uses required in the Oxford Business Park in Cowley. As a former office facility, the building required a major refurbishment and refit.

Our professionals then obtained a detailed design brief from all stakeholders and prepared the comprehensive employer’s requirements documents for the refurbishment. The next step was to procure and appoint a design and build contractor to deliver the building in time for the start of the University’s Michaelmas term. It was a fundamental requirement that all IVF elements met the exacting standards of the Health Care Commission (HCC) and Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority regulations.

The contractor finished the refurbishment on time, giving Ridge two months to complete the occupiers’ fit-out, working alongside the client to prepare for the HCC and HFEA visits. The fit-out included reception and office furniture, laboratory and IVF equipment, ICT installations, access control and CCTV.

The resulting IVF facility accommodates laboratories, clean rooms, a scanning room, full IVF consultation and treatment rooms for outpatient surgery and recovery, conference and lecture rooms and complete back-of-house office facilities.

Ridge worked with the client to bring the building to a fully-compliant and HCC-licensed standard prior to fully operational occupation. The scheme was delivered on time and within budget.

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Institute Of Reproductive Sciences Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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